Diamond Head Crater Park, Summit
The peak of the trail! According to the trail map at the bottom, this trail was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1908 and climbs up the steep crater wall to Fire Control Station Diamond Head at the summit.
Atop Diamond Head on the island of Oahu in Hawaii
This old wench was used to transport items up the crater wall. Long abandoned it still provides a gre...
The crater floor appears to be from another world, so quiet and simple with native grasses and views ...
Waikiki Beach is one of the most famous stretches of sand on the planet, up there with Ipanema and B...
An elevated panorama showing Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii.
The sun begins to set on another gorgeous day in on Waikiki Beach. This scene was taken right besides...
At night, Waikiki beach lights up with a thousand torches. The glow of hotel rooms shines down the sa...
The sun sets on Waikiki beach as onlookers take in the sight. Clouds roll overhead promising light ra...
Waikiki Beach is one of the most famous stretches of sand on the planet, up there with Ipanema and Bo...
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.