A red hibiscus adorns ocean-wet lava rock on the Big Island’s Kona shoreline.
Although the native yellow hibiscus is the official state flower, most of the other hibiscus varieties found throughout the islands are still closely associated with Hawaii in people’s hearts. Red, one of the main colors associated with royalty and the Ali’i (ruling class), can be found in several locally found types of hibiscus.
This beauty was found near the shore in Kailua Kona.
The Red-crested cardinal was introduced to Oahu and Kauai in the late 1920’s – early 1930’s from South America. This beautiful bird was photographed on the island of Maui. read more
Your flower today comes from the lush hillsides of Hualalai on the Big Island of Hawaii–Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet). Hualalai is known for being one of the most productive, rich parts of the Kona coffee belt. This area provides plenty of rain … read more
While we may not the standard “Fall colors” display in autumn leaves and changing grasses in Hawaii, we do have orange in our gorgeous October sunsets. read more
Another Kona day ends with a beautiful sunset. read more
The sun rises behind Ka’anapali Beach creating a scene of cool pastels with an inviting tone. read more
Front the Four Seasons Resort at Hualalai, is a gorgeous view of Waiakuhi and Kukio Bay. read more
This gorgeous spot is home to a large coral reef filled with tropical fish, and as the day goes on, people. read more
A bright orange hibiscus with both orange petals and orange stamen displays brightly in Hawaii. These gorgeous flowers grow to several inches across, making them visible from quite a distance. Lacking a strong scent, they use their size and color … read more
A bright yellow Plumeria flower stands out in sharp contrast to the muted red and green buds on its branch that have not yet bloomed. read more
The famous Mauna Lani resort stands in the background of a beautiful view from Fisherman’s Trail along the Kohala coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. read more
Beach, frozen lava, and ocean combine in an ever-changing dance on the shore of Waialea Beach on the Kohala cost of the Big Island of Hawaii. read more