Tag: hawaii

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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