November 2018

The Big Island measures only 75 miles across and yet is home to a huge variety of climates, scenery and culture. Over the 10 days we spent on the island we scuba-dived with giant yet graceful manta rays, watched the sun set while waves crashed against hardened lava flows, witnessed the destruction wrought by the recent volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, and ate copious amounts of fresh poke. The island flips from desolate, pitch-black lava flows, to vast grasslands, to rain-drenched jungle and to the best and worst of American consumerism every few miles. It's a fascinating and incredibly accessible place to explore. These are a few pictures which I hope reflect the beauty of the island.

The following photos were shot on a Nikon D600 with a Nikon 16-35mm f/4 and Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8.

Wawaloli Beach Park   •   Hawaii
Kailua-Kona   •   Hawaii
Pololu Valley   •   Hawaii
Keolonahihi State Historical Park   •   Hawaii
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach   •   Hawaii
Kīlauea Crater   •   Hawaii
Akaka Falls   •   Hawaii
Rainbow Falls   •   Hawaii
Coconut Island, Hilo   •   Hawaii
Coconut Island, Hilo   •   Hawaii
Kaumana Cave Lava Tube   •   Hawaii
Makalawena Beach   •   Hawaii

Simon Hunter