Friday Field Foto #104: Waimea Canyon, Hawai’i
I recently took a trip (a significantly delayed honeymoon, actually) to Hawai’i, which was the first time for me — wow, what an incredible place. I snapped tons of photos of the beautiful landscapes and geologic features, which you all will be seeing in future installments of the Friday Field Foto series no doubt.
Waimea Canyon is on the island of Kaua’i and is sometimes referred to as the ‘Grand Canyon of Hawai’i’. Kaua’i is one of the oldest islands (old around these parts is 5 million years) and, as a result, the shield volcano complex is now dissected by rivers and streams.
I just love the combination of red and green colors from the weathering basalt and patches of lush rainforest — absolutely spectacular.