Thanks to everyone for all the wonderful messages on my previous Hawaii posts! I was planning on following up with some shots of the Big Island since it was full of the most beautiful and diverse landscape I’ve ever seen. I chose the Big Island for the second week of our Hawaii vacation because I wanted something more than the typical tropical island experience. I wanted to see volcanoes, lava fields, the famous black-sand beaches, waterfalls and rainforests–but at the same time I wanted the white-sand beaches to chill out on after our adventures. The Big Island experience was much more relaxed and laid back than O’ahu–and provided some much needed personal rejuvenation and recharging that can only come from nature. Here are some shots of my favorite places.
If I return I’d love to come during a time of more volcanic activity since we were not able to see fresh lava flowing, and would also love to see the winter seasons in order to catch the magnificent Humpback whales. Also since we stayed in Kona this time, in the future I would chose the Kohala coast which was so lush and beautiful I just couldn’t get enough. And next time I WILL remember my underwater camera so I don’t miss out on capturing some of the most beautiful and colorful fish I’ve ever seen!