Hawaii From Above Photography

January 6, 2012 13 Comments »


Kohala Coast – Big Island Hawaii

When I first started my career break travels in 2006, I stumbled across a photography exhibition in Melbourne Australia called The Earth From Above; aerial photography from all over the world.  I fell in love with it immediately; it provided such a unique perspective that few people get to see.  The exhibit inspired me so much that I actually made a trip to Morocco to see the leather dying vats in Fez that I saw in the exhibition.  They captured my interest and I wanted to photograph them myself.  Actually – I wanted to photograph many of the places I saw in the exhibit, but access to  a helicopter  is not normally in my travel budget!  So when I had the opportunity to take a helicopter tour via Paradise Helicopters in Hawaii, I jumped at the chance to finally get my shot at aerial photography!

Shooting through glass is not easy, but here’s the best of what I saw….from above.

You can purchase any of this photography by simply clicking on the photo to learn more.

Lava Tube viewed from Above

Halema’uma’u Crater spewing vog (Volcanic smog)

Hidden beaches are revealed from above

The forested regions between Kona and Hilo

A pit crater in Volcanoes National Park along the Chain of Craters Road

Waipio Valley – a sacred place on the Big Island

A tree surrounded in flames of lava

The dry side of the island cracked and desert like

The wet side of the Big Island is full of green forests and valleys

Vog and lava dominate Volcanoes National Park

Coral formations are works of art from above

Molten Lava ignites – a spectacular view from above

To learn more about the helicopter tour beyond the photos, be sure to check out the post from yesterday – Touring the Big Island from Above

Disclosure:  Paradise Helicopters  hosted my Hawaii Experience tour. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own – as you know how I love to speak my mind!

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