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Cinder cones at Haleakula Natureal Park Maui, Hawaii, USA
Photo taken just after sunrise
Nikon D300
Nikkor 18-200mm Lens
Stretching across east Maui, Haleakala National Park is home to Haleakala Crater, an active, but not currently erupting volcano, and Maui’s highest peak. Rising over 10,000 feet above sea level, Haleakala’s graceful slopes can be seen from just about any point on the island. Haleakala means “House of the sun” in Hawaiian, and legend has it that the demigod Maui lassoed the sun itself from its summit to slow the sun’s journey across the skies.

The park itself covers a range of natural environments. You can travel atop the highest peaks of Haleakala Crater and walk above the clouds or you can hike across richly colored landscapes, desolate deserts, and untamed wilderness. As the park stretches out to the coast nearer to sea level, you can even visit lush tropical areas full of waterfalls and streams
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sunset, clouds, sky, sunrise, crater, terrain, haleakala, hile, national park

Comments

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 4 years ago

    How beautiful!! Love the lighting and colours- just stunning Sean!!

  • Thank you so very much my friend for your terrific and kind comment. I really appreciate the favorite add too. Glad I could share this amazing place with you. Many thanks again : ))

    – Sean Jansen

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

  • Always glad and a pleasure to share with this awesome group Kathy…….Thanks kindly : ))

    – Sean Jansen

  • Themis
    Themisover 4 years ago

    Really alien place, great picture

  • Thanks so kindly for your comment. It is very barren and alien would be a great word. Very much like the surface of Mars. A place untouched and created from the centre of the earth. Many kind thanks again : )

    – Sean Jansen

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago

    Fantastic place mate, looks like Lanzarote a little, great shot mate….

  • Thank you so kindly Jason. It really is a amazing place. Very spiritual to the Hawaiian people. Thank you once again : )

    – Sean Jansen

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 4 years ago

    Fantastic catch Sean what a terrific place to photograph !

  • Yes it is a great place Steven……so much mood and spirit there. Appreciate the favorite add very much and glad I could share this with you. Many kind thanks again : ))

    – Sean Jansen

  • WingsOfAngelz
    WingsOfAngelzover 4 years ago

    Awesome Shot Sean!!!!

  • Thank you so very much for your wonderful and kind words. Greatl appreciated and glad I could share this with you. Appreciated as always : ))

    – Sean Jansen

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartover 4 years ago

    Splendid work Sean!

  • Thank you so very much for adding this to your favorites. This is an awesome place filled with spirituality. Happy I could share this with you !!

    – Sean Jansen

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

    Brilliant shot! It’s almost like a moonscape!

  • Yes it is like a moonscape. Glad I could share this with you. It is an awesome place to see. Many kind thanks again : ))

    – Sean Jansen

  • Digidi
    Digidiover 4 years ago

    looks like mars….. great image sean

  • Thank you very kindl Di…..glad I could share this with you. It is indeed a site to see. Very spiritual and like a whole different world.

    – Sean Jansen

  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeover 4 years ago

    Just gorgeous!!!!!

  • Thank you so very kindly for your lovely comment. Glad I could share this with you : ))

    – Sean Jansen

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