Aerial Photos of Hawaii, Interior and Coastal:  June 2009


All Photos © K. Dewey, SNR, UNL.


Main Photo Index for the Hawaii trip


Ready to do some aerial photography on the Big Island, Hawaii.

The airport and runway is completely surrounded by old lava flows.

Ancient lava cones and exposed lava tubes are we head up between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa

Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea in the distance. Note the many lava flows covering the landscape

The NOAA Observatory (Click here for an earlier photo story about this important Observatory)

As the lava ages, it changes colors, hence the many different colors of the individual lava flows.

Akaka Falls, 423 feet, and located along the Kohala (NE) coast of the Big Island

Hawaii waterfalls information

Another Hawaii waterfall along the Kohala Coast

The northeast coast of Hawaii.  There is a very abrupt edge of the island with very few beaches 

Looking west at Mauna Kea from the northeast coast of Hawaii 

The Mauna Kea Observatory is visible at the top of the volcano.

Approaching the  Waipio Valley, Northeast coast of Hawaii  

Approaching the  Waipio Valley,.  Note the steep road (left) leading down into the valley


The  Waipio Valley, Northeast coast of Hawaii 

Another Hawaii waterfall along the Northeast coast of Hawaii 

Several Hawaii waterfalls along Northeast coast of Hawaii 

Another Hawaii waterfall along the Kohala Coast

Waipio Valley, Northeast coast of Hawaii

Hi'ilawe Falls is the most famous waterfall in the Waipio Valley (barely visible in this photo). The
falls is between 1,200 and 1,600 feet tall (depending on who you ask), making it the tallest waterfall
in the state of Hawaii. It was a lava flow from Mauna Kea that formed the cliffs on the side of the falls.

Looking south at the Mauna Kea Volcano.

The Mauna Kea Observatories. The 4,200 meter high summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii
houses the world's largest observatory for optical, infrared, and submillimeter astronomy.

The Mauna Kea Observatory close up:   Click here for information .  Mauna Loa is in the distance.

Mauna Kea volcano as seen from far NW Hawaii 

The Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort on the NW Coast of Hawaii

One of the few sandy public beaches on Hawaii (its near The Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort) 

Closer view of the above beach  

A really nice home surrounded by lava flows. 

A newer lava flow, black, on top of older lava, 20 miles north of the Kona airport. 

Another one of the few beaches on Hawaii (just north of the Kona airport.  

Landing at the Kona airport