0 Likes

Hawaii - Big Island Univeristy of Hawaii at Hilo Conservation Site ( Mauna Loa )
Hawaii

I had a chance to photograph this site while tagging along with a graduate student on her research project. This a bird "kipuka" that located on the slope of Mauna Loa, Hawaii. The site contains many native Hawaiian plants that are not often seen near urbanized areas. The site is currently being studied by the University of Hawaii at Hilo's Tropical Conservation division, monitoring native plants and birds.

Copyright: Chris Nishioka
Type: Cylindrical
Resolution: 19186x8644
Hochgeladen: 16/02/2012
Aktualisiert: 14/10/2014
Angesehen:

...


Tags: hawaii; nature; big island; conservation; university; mauna loa
comments powered by Disqus

Sean Wallitsch
Akaka Falls
Sean Wallitsch
Akaka Falls Stream
Sean Wallitsch
Akaka Falls Loop Trail
Dave Tonnes
Steaming Bluff
Dave Tonnes
Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station
Thomas Dideriksen
Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
Thomas Dideriksen
Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
Hiroshi Tai
Hawaii Bigisland Kīlauea
Michael Maniezzo
Mauna Kea Observatories 4,205 m Hawaii
Dave Tonnes
Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
Dave Tonnes
Nasa Infrared Telescope - Big Island
Michael Maniezzo
Kilauea Volcano floor, The Big Island, Hawaii
benjamin-suzanne
La tour de notre dame de la garde
Tibor Illes
Museums' Night Votive church Crypt
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Gorgona Kabourotripes Xalkidiki
Jann Lipka
Stockholm Skansen Midsummer 2009
Roberto Scavino
Saorge, coucher de soleil sur la Vallée de la Roya
hermitage of Lady of Herreria
Richard Chesher
Diving New Caledonia Amedee Island
Richard Chesher
New Caledonia Treking Riviere des Pirogues Watchtower
jacky cheng
Linfenshi Huamen-1
heiwa4126
Rice Fields of Japan
Honza Kudr
Industry Beach, Bequia Island (The Grenadines)
Gregory Panayotou
Tiarei Beach
chris nishioka
Hawaii - Big Island Univeristy of Hawaii at Hilo Conservation Site ( Mauna Loa )
More About Polynesia

Forever has always existed.In the mythology of Oceanic peoples, it's been there along with Darkness and the Sea.The Earth came from the efforts of Old Spider, who soared over the endless sea and found a giant clam. She opened it and crawled inside, finding a snail there to share the space with her. She set the snail in the west and made it into the Moon to shed some light into the darkness. Together they raised up the top of the clam shell to make the sky, pushing it until it was wide open.Then they pushed the bottom half of the clam shell in the other direction to make the ground. The earth was called Papa and the sky Ranga. These are the two first beings who created all the flowers, plants, trees and animals on the islands, and fish in the sea.They celebrated all their open space by making as many beautiful creatures as they could imagine, but they still remained separated by the work of the original Old Spider. Each night, Ranga weeps for his beloved Papa earth, and this is where the morning dew comes from.Polynesia means "many islands" and when you see these pictures, you will want to visit all of them. To make it simple, the islands sit in a triangle described by connecting Hawaii, New Zealand and Easter Island.There are over a thousand of these islands of surfer's paradise in the central and south Pacific Ocean. It's stunning. Look at the color of the water here! And the sunset... these speak for themselves. Could you be happy in this little house? How about some reef diving inside a lagoon?Put this one in full screen and don't come back. Love, 360.Text by Steve Smith.