Hawaii White Moth Orchid

White Moth Orchid

Hawaii is home to hundreds, if not thousands, of orchid varieties. One variety regularly seen on the islands is the Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis), like this beautiful White Moth Orchid with a bright pink stigma.

The White Moth Orchid owes its name to the fact that it can look like a moth in flight. The scientific name Phalaenopsis means, “to look like.” In Hawaiian, orchid is said, “Okika.”

This particular variety has become popular for weddings, symbolizing purity and being worn by the bride.

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About Rob DeCamp

I am a professional photographer living on Maui, in the State of Hawaii. I made my living shooting weddings, but now have shifted my energy to nature photography. What started as a hobby, has now become my passion. I love to explore nature, and capture the ever changing colors and shapes that I find. No matter how many times I go back to the same place, it never is the same. The lighting, the weather all change to give me a different feeling. I think that is what inspires me to keep shooting!