The Alien landscape inside the creater of Haleakala on Maui, Hawaii as the sun rises over the horizon. IT was freezing cold up there with a temp of about 40 and winds of 25mph or more. We got up at 3AM to make it there for sunrise and watched the temp drop almost 40 degrees as we made out ascent. Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii, USA

Taken with Canon 5D and 17-40L

1626 views on 6/22/13

Featured in America, Rural, Urban, Wild and Free


  • salsbells69
    salsbells69almost 7 years ago

    Spectacular image. Gorgeous rays of light. Fantastic Dof. Brilliant composistion and detail. Well done.

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondalmost 7 years ago

    oh my goodness – what a beautiful scene. Enough to make the angel’s sing

  • Taylor Jury
    Taylor Juryalmost 7 years ago

    If I were to imagine heaven I think this might be it. Great Great shot!!

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Dalealmost 7 years ago

    A bit rocky for my idea of heaven, but it sure is an out-of-this-world scene – well done Mike. Movie scene territory.

  • StacyLee
    StacyLeealmost 7 years ago

    WOW Mike!!!

  • Charlene Aycock
    Charlene Aycockalmost 7 years ago

    Oh Mike this is great, nice to catch some of your spectacular work again, I have missed you lots.

  • Barbara Sparhawk
    Barbara Sparhawkalmost 7 years ago

    Certainly worth the agony of the cold and climb, it’s an astounding view, incredible cloud formations and the rusty dark foreground, what colors, Dawson. Your heart must be thumping in your chest in front of something like this.

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacalmost 7 years ago


  • Daniel Rayfield
    Daniel Rayfieldalmost 7 years ago

    Simply put…. Amazing!!!!!

  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...almost 7 years ago

    yep looks like the sun rise on Alien planet this is amazing

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