The Big Island of Hawaii

Please also see the photos from my trip to Hawaii in 2005.
I was able to get even more amazing shots of flowing lava, plus new photos of dolphins and turtles.

Photos from my trip to the Big Island of Hawaii in February 2000 with Dina Franz. We stayed with my niece Anna and her boyfriend Corey in Captain Cook (on the Kona side) and my niece Shawna in Hilo. Highlights of the trip included snorkeling (photos at the end), hiking in valleys with no roads, the amazing flora, and two long hikes (half by night) to see active lava flows.

Click on any image to see the full sized version. All photos taken with a Nikon Coolpix 950 digital camera, unretouched in any way, except for the last 12, 8 of which were taken with a Nikon FE2, and 4 of which were taken with a cheap, disposable underwater camera.

There are three animations of lava flowing. Click on the thumbnail to see the animation, or click here to see all three animations strung together (1.5 MB download).

Ahu'ena Heiau (Kailua)
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Anna and Corey at Pololu
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"Take Those Off!"
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Pololu Valley
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Dina the Nymph
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Mule Riders
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Rock Cairn
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Corey and Anna
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Tree Roots
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Sunset at Hapuna Beach
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Wm and Dina
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Corey with hand in spring
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Hapuna Beach
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Outrigger Canoe
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Dina and Friends
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Beach Guardian
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Pu'uhonua O Honaunau
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Ka Lae (South Point)
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Furthest South in USA
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Lava on Pali (cliffs)
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Buried Road
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Pahoehoe Lava
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Sulfur Vent
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Active Lava Tubes
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Lava Flow
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Different Angle
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A Few Seconds Later
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Active Lava on the Pali
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Top of Pali and Mauna Loa
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Endangered Nene Geese
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Nene Goose
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Kilauea and HaleMa'uma'u
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Holei Sea Arch
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Lava like Turtle
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Colorful Lava Flows
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Plume where Lava Enters Ocean
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Chunks of Boiling Lava
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Lava Tumulus
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Dina on Pahoehoe
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Lava Toes
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Pele's Hair
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Pahoehoe Flow
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Ferns in Lava
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Cooling Lava (still red hot)
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Lava Vents
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Lava Vent
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Pahoehoe and A'a Flows
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View down Active Flow
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Active Lava Tube
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Lava Tube
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A'a Lava Flow
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Lava Tube
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Active Tube and Plume
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Lava fall
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From about 10 Feet Away
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Spreading Out
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Animation 1
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Animation 2
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Animation 3
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From about 5 Feet Away
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Bromeliad in Banyan Tree
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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
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Dina and Haliconia
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Huge Red Banana Leaf
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Fern Fiddlehead
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Screw Pine
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Cat's Whiskers
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Passion Flower
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Pond with Koi
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Spathophylum (Peace Lily)
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Cannonball Tree
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Rainbow Falls (Hilo)
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Waipio Valley
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Beach Guardian and Friend
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Underwater Fish
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Turtle (from above)
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Turtle (from below)
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Swimming Turtle
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Swimming Turtle
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Hiking to see Lava
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New Black Sand Beach
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Lots of Lava!
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Hot Lava!
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Plume at Night
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Steaming Lava!
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