Tag: hawaii

Dec 14, 2015

The Slow and Destructive Power of Lava Flows

The Slow and Destructive Power of Lava Flows

On June 27, 2014 a large lava flow broke out on the northeast side of Puu Oo and began to head east. Watch its destructive path in this in-depth video by the University of Hawaii’s Cheryl Gansecki and Ken Hon.

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Oct 2, 2015

A Timelapse Exploration of Hawaii’s Mesmerizing Lava Flow

A Timelapse Exploration of Hawaii’s Mesmerizing Lava Flow

Come face-to-face with one of nature’s most intriguing phenomena, lava, as it flows from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, consuming everything in its path.

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May 10, 2015

Picture of the Day: Pod of Whales on Google Maps

Picture of the Day: Pod of Whales on Google Maps

Image by Google, Map Data If you go to 20°38’11.8″N 156°27’45.4″W on Google Maps you will see a pod of whales swimming off the coast of Maui, which is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands. When you take snapshots of the globe like Google does you’re bound to capture some interesting sights. Finding them…

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Feb 9, 2015

Bending Jaws

Bending Jaws

On January 21, 2015, a large swell descended on the Hawaiian Islands. At Peahi, a place on the north shore of Maui, surfers of the iconic big wave surfing break known simply as “Jaws” were in for a treat. Dan Norkunas of Take Shelter Productions was there to capture the epic day of surfing.…

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Nov 21, 2013

Picture of the Day: Watch Your Step

Picture of the Day: Watch Your Step

WATCH YOUR STEP Photograph by Michael Keany The Haʻikū Stairs, also known as the Stairway to Heaven or Haʻikū Ladder, is a steep hiking trail in Kaneohe, Hawaii, on the island of Oʻahu. The trail began as a wooden ladder spiked to the cliff on the south side of the Haʻikū Valley.…

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Jun 26, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Bait Ball

Picture of the Day: The Bait Ball

THE BAIT BALL Photograph by STEVE DUNLEAVY on Flickr A bait ball, or baitball, occurs when small fish swarm in a tightly packed spherical formation about a common centre. It is a last-ditch defensive measure adopted by small schooling fish when they are threatened by predators. Small schooling fish are eaten by…

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May 13, 2013

Picture of the Day: Waipio Valley, Hawaii

Picture of the Day: Waipio Valley, Hawaii

WAIPIO VALLEY, HAWAII Photograph by PAUL BICA Waipio Valley is located in the Hamakua District of the Big Island of Hawaii. Waipi’o means “curved water” in the Hawaiian language. It was the capital and permanent residence of many early Hawaiian ali’i (kings) up until the time of King ‘Umi. Located at 20…

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Apr 22, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Ancient Banyan Tree

Picture of the Day: The Ancient Banyan Tree

THE ANCIENT BANYAN TREE Photograph by JAMES BRANDON | Prints available Taken on Hawaii’s Big Island, this beautiful photograph of an ancient Banyan tree was sent to the Sifter by professional photographer James Brandon, who recalls: “This massive banyan tree is located at Rainbow Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii. I…

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Jan 23, 2013

Picture of the Day: Jagged Cliffs of Na Pali

Picture of the Day: Jagged Cliffs of Na Pali

THE JAGGED CLIFFS OF NA PALI Photograph via Love These Pics The Nā Pali Coast State Park encompasses 6,175 acres (2,499 ha) of land and is located in the center of the rugged 16 miles (26 km) along the northwest side of Kauaʻi, the oldest inhabited Hawaiian island. The Nā Pali coast…

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Jan 25, 2011

The Stunning Kona Residence in Hawaii by Belzberg Architects

The Stunning Kona Residence in Hawaii by Belzberg Architects

Completed in 2010, this stunning 8,000 sq ft (743 sq m) residence by Belzberg Architects is one of the finest the Sifter has seen. Located in Kona, Hawaii, the property is situated between volcanic mountain ranges to the east and ocean horizons to the west. Photographed beautifully by Benny Chan, my only wish was that…

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