Big Island as Seen from the Skies

Overview

The Island of Hawai'i, known as the Big Island by locals, is the youngest within the archipelago. The most dynamic and active of the Hawaiian Islands, the Big Island is constantly changing shape and form, and features the most interesting contrasts that vistas can offer.

Black sand beaches juxtapose themselves against snowcapped peaks, and red lehua blossoms-the first sign of life after volcanic eruption-display a striking burst of color on a black lava canvas. In their own ...

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Overview

The Island of Hawai'i, known as the Big Island by locals, is the youngest within the archipelago. The most dynamic and active of the Hawaiian Islands, the Big Island is constantly changing shape and form, and features the most interesting contrasts that vistas can offer.

Black sand beaches juxtapose themselves against snowcapped peaks, and red lehua blossoms-the first sign of life after volcanic eruption-display a striking burst of color on a black lava canvas. In their own unique way, the monochromatic hues of the Big Island vie in beauty with its green valleys and rainforests.

A myriad of activities and recreation complements the diverse sightseeing available. One can choose between sunning at a resort beach or hiking in the snow on Mauna Loa (in season). There are world-class spas and golf courses or mule rides along massive sea cliffs and quiet forest trails. Whatever the facet, one will experience the grandeur of the Big Island immensely and without fail.

Not as populated as the cities on O'ahu or Maui, Hilo lends a small town charm while ranches in Waimea, coffee farms in Kona, and orchid, anthurium, and other tropical flower enterprises scattered throughout create an agricultural pulse. In The Big Island As Seen From The Skies, photographers G. Brad Lewis and Douglas Peebles take you through a wondrous tour of the Big Island's remarkable sites as you've rarely seen them before... from the skies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566477130
  • Publisher: Mutual Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,369,190
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 12.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

G. Brad Lewis is internationally recognized as a leading volcano and nature photographer. His volcano images have appeared on the covers of a number of magazines, including Life, Natural History, Photographer's Forum, and Geo. Brad's lava and erupting volcano pictures have received numerous awards and have been widely exhibited.

Douglas Peebles has been capturing Hawai'i's beauty ever since he arrived in the islands in 1974. He is a world traveler who has photographed in 45 countries. Currently residing on the windward side of O'ahu, Peebles continues to capture the visual beauty of the Hawaiian Islands.

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