Waimea Canyon, North End
Not wanting to leave the Waimea Canyon after viewing it from the official viewing platform I continued up the highway to another parking stop. I found a trail through the trees clearly used before but not heavily traveled. I was surprised at how abruptley the trail ended and the drop-off (cliff) presented itself. Its deceiving but the camera is barely hanging onto the side of the canyon for this shot.
Driving through the beautiful forest that surrounds Highway 550 this meadow sort of jumps out at you....
Jon Jasper overlooking Waimea Canyon with wife looking on at ridgeline. Waimea Canyon is also known ...
Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii
Waimea Canyon is something I didn't expect on a Hawaiin island. After driving on this Highway (speed ...
Miloli’i Beach is located on the Napali Coast of Kauai. It is only accessible by boat.
End of the Kalepa Ridge Trail, you get down on you hands and knees to peer over this ledge which drop...
Kalalau Beach is a large, natural sand beach on Kauai's Napali Coast. It is only accessible by the Ka...
Janel Jasper at Pihea Vista overlooking the Na'Pali Coast of Kauaii, Hawaii near the wettest place on...
A stream in Kalalau Valley, on the Napali Coast of Kauai, Hawaii.
Polihale State Park is difficult to get to (four-wheel drive road) but worth it. I made it in a Musta...
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.