Kiawe on the Beach

Gorgeous, soft sand stretches into the distance alongside a lapping sea under the kiawe tree on a Maui beach.

Kiawe trees were introduced to Hawaii fairly recently, but have taken hold of the islands, popping up just about everywhere. These hardy trees offer shade on the beach; however they often have long, sharp thorns that make enjoying them a bit difficult.

Big swells have brought white shorelines in the last several weeks, creating waves filled with air bubbles.

From the Photographer:

“As the sun casted its colors this evening for the sunset, I enjoyed the shade of a nice keawe tree. Aloha!”

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