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Catching late afternoon light on the waves off the north shore of Kaua'i was great! I'd love to have the chance to take pictures of a scene like this with monster waves someday. ⁣
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Capture Info:⁣
Sony a7RIII + Sony 100-400 GM⁣
f/8, 1/2000, 400mm, ISO 250⁣
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Tags:⁣
#hawaii #kauai #bealpha #agameoftones #fatalframes #globalcapture #igshotz #igtoday #earthpix #tlpicks #theimaged #kauaihawaii #kauailife #kauaistyle #hawaiistagram #hawaiilife #hawaiisbestphotos #landscapephotography #landscapecaptures #lethawaiihappen #landscapestyle #beautifullandscapes #ourplanetdaily #travel #exceptional_pictures⁣ #aroundtheworldpix #bestnatureshot⁣ #waves #moodygrams #naturelovers⁣
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Waimea Canyon is absolutely gorgeous! I had seen a few pictures of it before visiting, but I hadn't looked into it a ton. It made it more fun to arrive and explore without having much expectation of what I would see. ⁣
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Visiting in the afternoon was great, the clouds created dappled light along the walls and ridges of the canyon and the colors looked great! If you visit Kaua'i, spending some time here is a must!⁣
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Capture Info:⁣
Sony a7RIII + Sony 16-35 GM⁣
Pano - 8 images stitched together⁣
Each image: f/22, 1/5, 17mm, ISO 100⁣
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#waimeacanyon #hawaii #kauai #bealpha #agameoftones #landscape_nightscape #fatalframes #globalcapture #panorama #igshotz #igtoday #earthpix #tlpicks #theimaged #kauaihawaii #kauailife #kauaistyle #hawaiistagram #hawaiilife #hawaiisbestphotos #landscapephotography #landscapecaptures #lethawaiihappen #landscapestyle #beautifullandscapes #ourplanetdaily #travel #exceptional_pictures⁣ #aroundtheworldpix #bestnatureshots⁣
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I visited Hanalei twice during my recent visit to Kaua'i. It's a beautiful little town on the north shore of the island. The beach there is gorgeous, especially when you go to the far end and look back at the hills and mountains that jut out into the ocean. Some even had waterfalls streaming down! ⁣
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I visited once at sunrise, and another time in the afternoon and stayed through sunset. I didn't get the conditions & light I hoped for either time, but it still was a great place to visit and great place to shoot. Fingers crossed for better light to go with the beautiful views next time!⁣
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Capture Info:⁣
Sony a7RIII + Sony 16-35 GM⁣
f/16, 2 seconds, 17mm, ISO 100⁣
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Tags:⁣
#hawaii #kauai #bealpha #agameoftones #fatalframes #globalcapture #igshotz #igtoday #earthpix #hanaleipier #theimaged #kauaihawaii #kauailife #kauaistyle #hawaiistagram #hawaiilife #hawaiisbestphotos #landscapephotography #landscapecaptures #lethawaiihappen #landscapestyle #beautifullandscapes #ourplanetdaily #hanaleibay #exceptional_pictures⁣ #aroundtheworldpix #bestnatureshot⁣ #hanalei #moodygrams #naturelovers⁣
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After visiting Kaua'i, one of the best ways to experience and see the stunning Na Pali coastline is from the water. There are a lot of operators on Kaua'i that can take you on the water, for my first experience I chose to go with @capt.andys.⁣
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They were top notch from start to finish. I went out on a dinner cruise with them. We saw whales, stunning views of the Na Pali, had really amazing food and endless drinks from the bar to top it off. They have a variety of different options to get you out on the water and have a good time. In the future when I run photo tours on Kaua'i, I'll be chartering zodiacs with them so my groups can have a really specialized photography experience out on the water and get great shots of the Na Pali. ⁣
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Has anyone else been out on the water in Kaua'i and experienced the Na Pali by boat? Drop a comment and tell me about your experience!⁣
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Capture Info:⁣
Sony a7RIII + Sony 100-400 GM + 1.4x TC⁣
f/8, 1/1600, 395mm, ISO 640⁣
*The boat was rocking and rolling a bit so I had to shoot pretty quickly to keep things sharp.⁣
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#napalicoast #hawaii #kauai #bealpha #agameoftones #fstoppers #fatalframes #globalcapture #captainandys #igshotz #igtoday #earthpix #tlpicks #theimaged #napali #kauaihawaii #kauailife #kauaistyle #hawaiistagram #hawaiilife #hawaiisbestphotos #landscapephotography #landscapecaptures #lethawaiihappen #coastline #landscapestyle #beautifullandscapes #ourplanetdaily #travel #exceptional_pictures⁣
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After spending the afternoon exploring Waimea Canyon, I kept going down the road to visit Koke'e State Park. Even though Koke'e is right next to the canyon, the views start to change pretty quickly. Koke'e has fantastic hiking trails if that's your thing and the park also has a few stunning view points like this one - Kalalau. ⁣
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I got here sometime around 2:30/3pm, when I first walked up, all that could be seen was a wall of white cloud - there was no part of this scene that was visible. The view stayed that way for pretty much the rest of the day. At one point the clouds partially parted and I could get a muted view of Na Pali out in the distance, but that lasted for about 20-30 seconds then the view went back to being a wall of white. ⁣
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I didn't expect the clouds to move in time for the last light of the day. Everything seemed pretty socked in. But, I figured I'd wait it out and see - just in case. Sunset was at 6:47, and at 6:43 boom! The clouds cleared, Na Pali revealed itself and the light was stunning! ⁣
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This is one of the only easily accessible spots where you can see Na Pali by driving and getting out at a view point, so if you're going to Kaua'i and aren't planning on getting up in a helicopter or going out on a boat (although I think you should!) this would be one of your best ways to get some stunning views of the gorgeous coastline.⁣
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Capture Info:⁣
Sony a7RIII + Sony 24-70 GM⁣
f/22, 2.5 seconds, 52mm, ISO 100⁣
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Tags:⁣
#napalicoast #hawaii #kauai #bealpha #agameoftones #fatalframes #globalcapture #aerialphotography #igshotz #igtoday #earthpix #tlpicks #theimaged #napali #kauaihawaii #kauailife #kauaistyle #hawaiistagram #hawaiilife #hawaiisbestphotos #landscapephotography #landscapecaptures #lethawaiihappen #coastline #landscapestyle #beautifullandscapes #ourplanetdaily #travel #exceptional_pictures #kalalautrail⁣
Honu, or the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, are always exciting to see! It's amazing to be in the water with these animals, watching them swim and having the opportunity to swim along side them is something I've been lucky to do a few times over the last year in Hawaii. ⁣
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It's also really cool to see the Honu when they come up onto the beach, because I have the opportunity to take close up shots and see all of the detail.  During my last trip, I saw turtles on multiple islands, but I had the chance to take photos of them best when I was on Kaua'i. I was able to see these turtles a couple of the mornings when I was visiting beaches along the south shore of the island. ⁣
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This should go without saying for any wild animals you may come across, but please do not approach them! These days humans are doing more idiotic things just so they can share them on social media, or because they don't realize they're acting idiotic. Please don't touch these turtles! It's not good for them. Please also make sure you stay back at LEAST 10 feet, more is better (I was back further than that using a really long zoom lens for this shot). Also, if you're in a place like Hawaii where you know there could be turtles on the beach, please pay attention to where you are walking! Get off your phone and make sure you don't accidentally step on a turtle :) ⁣
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Capture Info:⁣
Sony a7RIII + Sony 100-400 GM + 1.4x TC⁣
f/13, 1/8, 560mm, ISO 100⁣
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#wildlifeig #bealpha #hawaii #kauai #kauaistyle #wildlife #honu #turtles #natgeoyourshot #natureloversgallery #naturepics #globalcapture #discoverearth #earthpix #tlpicks #wildanimals #animalkingdom #lethawaiihappen #wildlifeaddicts #wildlife_vision #wildlifeplanet #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation #igtoday #exceptional_pictures #bestnatureshots #animals #animallovers #ourplanetdaily #nature_seekers ⁣
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I'll go through stretches where I use my drone a lot, and then others where it rarely gets pulled out of the bag. I took it with me to Hawaii with the intention of using it more, but I think I might have pulled it out twice at most at the very end of the trip.⁣
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I wanted to get more aerial shots in Hawaii, but I'll have to leave those for later on this summer. This is one of the few shots I grabbed during my last few days on Kaua'i. I love seeing waves crash on the beach from above when shooting with a drone. It's one of those views that's not normal in everyday life - so it's cool to see!⁣
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Capture Info:⁣
DJI Mavic 2 Pro⁣
f/7.1, 1/13 sec, ISO 100⁣
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I used an ND from @polarpro to slow down the shutter a bit to show a little bit of movement in the water.⁣
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#hawaii #kauai #dronepals #droneofficial #droneoftheday #thedronelife #amzdronepics #dronenature #droneglobe #topdronephotos #dronegram #dronenerds #shotondji #aerialphotography #globalcapture #igshotz #igtoday #kauaihawaii #kauailife #kauaistyle #hawaiistagram #hawaiilife #hawaiisbestphotos #landscapephotography #landscapecaptures #lethawaiihappen #landscapestyle #beautifullandscapes #exceptional_pictures⁣ #bestnatureshot⁣
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So my wildflower chasing was short lived - at least for now - but I did manage to grab a couple of shots. ⁣
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This one is an aerial - I loved seeing all the colors covering the hill sides from above. It's almost like someone took giant paint brushes and painted all of the hills. ⁣
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Have you seen any wildflowers this spring? If you have, where did you go?⁣
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Capture Info:⁣
DJI Mavic 2 Pro⁣
f/8, 1/200, ISO 100⁣
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#wildflowers #superbloom2019 #bns_flowers #carrizoplain #visitcalifornia #wildflowerseason #californiawildflowers #dronephotography #aerialphotography #nature #naturelovers #nature_seekers #dronestagram #fromwhereidrone #landscapecapture #idratherbeinnature #earthpix #ourplanetdaily #igtoday #globalcapture #earthfocus #mavic2pro #djiglobal #dronephoto #flowers #california #landscapenightscape #landscapelovers #tlpicks #discoverearth
The Na Pali coastline is easily one of the most stunningly beautiful parts of the planet that I've ever seen! This sacred 17 mile stretch of the Kaua'i coastline is rugged, remote, full of gorgeous colors, waterfalls and peaks that soar 4,000 feet above the ocean.⁣
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The first inhabitants here were Tahitian explorers that navigated their outrigger canoes over 2,000 miles across the pacific by using the stars. Some believe that anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand people inhabited this area, living in a well protected solitude until western explorers decimated them with foreign diseases. I can't imagine seeing this coastline in the distance - not knowing it was there, and then slowly having more and more of its beauty revealed as you navigate closer by canoe.  That must have been an amazing experience! ⁣
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Na Pali is protected and rightfully so. First off, it's just gorgeous. More importantly to Hawaiians, it's believed that bones of former Hawaiian chiefs are buried in secret locations within Na Pali, and those bones contain the Mana of these ancient rulers. Accessing the Na Pali is done most easily these days by air or by boat, through there are some hiking trails that provide views of pieces of the coastline as well. ⁣
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If it's not already, put Kaua'i and Na Pali on your bucket list, it's worth the visit!⁣
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Capture Info:⁣
Sony a7RIII + Sony 24-70 GM⁣
f/8, 1/1000, 25mm, ISO 1600⁣
(Taken from a doors off heli flight)⁣
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Tags:⁣
#napalicoast #hawaii #kauai #bealpha #agameoftones #fstoppers #fatalframes #globalcapture #aerialphotography #igshotz #igtoday #earthpix #tlpicks #theimaged #napali #kauaihawaii #kauailife #kauaistyle #hawaiistagram #hawaiilife #hawaiisbestphotos #landscapephotography #landscapecaptures #lethawaiihappen #coastline #landscapestyle #beautifullandscapes #ourplanetdaily #travel #exceptional_pictures
On my latest trip to Hawaii over the last few weeks, I was lucky to see quite a few whales! Mainly Humpbacks, but also a few Pilot whales. I really really wanted to come home with some great whale shots, but unfortunately most of the time I saw whales, they were really far away or I wasn't ready to take photos of them because I was doing other things for work. ⁣
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Not the best quality on this once since it's cropped in quite a bit, but here's a quick glimpse of one of the sightings. ⁣
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Capture Info:⁣
Sony a7RIII + Sony 100-400 GM⁣
f/7.1, 1/640 (way too slow), 400mm, ISO 800⁣
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#hawaii #lethawaiihappen #whales #islandlife #hawaiistagram #oahu #waikiki #hawaiian #globalcapture #igshotz #igtoday #earthpix #hawaiilife ⁣
#hawaiisbestphotos #ourplanetdaily #travel #exceptional_pictures #wildlifephotography #wildlife #wildlife_vision #wildlife_shots #wildlifeonearth #wildlifeaddicts #animals #animalshots #animals_shots_ #animals_captures #whaleseason #humpbackwhales #whalesofinstagram ⁣
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***This is a pano, swipe left to see the whole thing*** About a week ago or so I posted up another photo from this same spot - the Kalalau Lookout in Koke’e State Park on Kaua’i. I had clouds all afternoon, couldn’t see anything and then they finally broke right before sunset. This shot was a few minutes after the previous one. The direct, bright light on the cliffs is gone, but there’s a tiny bit of an afterglow and a lot of color still hanging out in the sky. I loved how the clouds looked.

Does anyone have plans to go do anything fun or explore this weekend? Drop a comment below and let me know!

Capture Info:
Sony a7RIII + Sony 100-400 GM
f/16, 2.5 seconds, 100mm, ISO 100

Tags:⁣
#napalicoast #hawaii #kauai #bealpha #agameoftones #fatalframes #globalcapture #igshotz #igtoday #earthpix #tlpicks #theimaged #napali #kauaihawaii #kauailife #kauaistyle #hawaiistagram #hawaiilife #hawaiisbestphotos #landscapephotography #landscapecaptures #lethawaiihappen #coastline #landscapestyle #beautifullandscapes #ourplanetdaily #travel #exceptional_pictures⁣ #sunset_vision #panorama
Here's more of California's spring color show from the sky, it's amazing how many wildflowers there are and how they can completely change the colors of the landscape!⁣
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Capture Info:⁣
DJI Mavic 2 Pro⁣
f/8, 1/200, ISO 100⁣
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Tags:⁣
#wildflowers #superbloom2019 #bns_flowers #carrizoplain #visitcalifornia #wildflowerseason #californiawildflowers #dronephotography #aerialphotography #nature #naturelovers #nature_seekers #dronestagram #fromwhereidrone #landscapecapture #idratherbeinnature #earthpix #ourplanetdaily #igtoday #globalcapture #earthfocus #mavic2pro #djiglobal #dronephoto #flowers #california #landscapenightscape #landscapelovers #tlpicks #discoverearth⁣
I'm still slowly making my way through my shots from my recent Hawaii trip. I found more of these abstracts of rainbow eucalyptus bark. These trees were so damn cool, the colors on them are amazing! I flipped this shot sideways. ⁣
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Capture Info:⁣
Sony a7RIII + Sony 100-400 GM⁣
f/11, 1/13, 400mm, ISO 100⁣
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#rainboweucalyptus #hawaii #kauai #bealpha #agameoftones #fatalframes #globalcapture #igshotz #igtoday #earthpix #tlpicks #theimaged #kauaihawaii #kauailife #kauaistyle #hawaiistagram #hawaiilife #hawaiisbestphotos #landscapephotography #landscapecaptures #lethawaiihappen #landscapestyle #beautifullandscapes #ourplanetdaily #travel #exceptional_pictures⁣ #aroundtheworldpix #bestnatureshot⁣ #moodygrams #naturelovers⁣
If Waimea Canyon wasn't gorgeous enough already, add in the views of Waipo'o Falls and it just puts the stunning landscape over the top! The canyon is gorgeous due to its sheer size, endless ridges, details and colors. When you catch a glimpse of Waipo'o, which drops a little over 800 feet - it just makes the canyon that much better. ⁣
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Have you ever been to Kaua'i before? Have you seen Waimea Canyon in person?⁣
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Capture Info:⁣
Sony a7RIII + Sony 100-400 GM⁣
f/36, 1/6, 192mm, ISO 100⁣
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Tags:⁣
#waimeacanyon #hawaii #kauai #bealpha #agameoftones #waterfalls #fatalframes #globalcapture #waipoofalls #igshotz #igtoday #earthpix #tlpicks #theimaged #kauaihawaii #kauailife #kauaistyle #hawaiistagram #hawaiilife #hawaiisbestphotos #landscapephotography #landscapecaptures #lethawaiihappen #landscapestyle #beautifullandscapes #ourplanetdaily #travel #exceptional_pictures⁣ #aroundtheworldpix #bestnatureshot⁣
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Last summer when I was in Hawaii I didn't notice any of these really cool looking trees - the Rainbow Eucalyptus trees. This year, I had a guest on my tour point then out and ask about them, so I had to figure out what they were!⁣
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When I was on Kaua'i, I visited the Keahua Arboretum because I heard there was a small grove of these Rainbow Eucalyptus and I wanted to get some close up shots of the rainbow colored bark. ⁣
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Have you ever seen trees like this before?⁣
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Capture Info & Gear⁣
Sony a7RIII + Sony 100-400GM⁣
f/11, 1/100, 400mm, ISO 100⁣
Shimoda Explore 40⁣
Really Right Stuff TVC 24L⁣
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#lethawaiihappen #rainboweucalyptus #hawaii #kauai #bealpha #agameoftones #fatalframes #globalcapture #igshotz #igtoday #earthpix #tlpicks #theimaged #kauaihawaii #kauailife #kauaistyle #hawaiistagram #hawaiilife #hawaiisbestphotos #landscapephotography #landscapecaptures #lethawaiihappen #landscapestyle #beautifullandscapes #ourplanetdaily #travel #exceptional_pictures⁣ #aroundtheworldpix #bestnatureshot⁣ #treesofinstagram ⁣
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I'm chasing wildflowers in central California right now, but I'm still making my way through my pics from Hawaii! ⁣
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This was from a great morning on the south shore of Kaua'i. There were several turtles that hung out on the beach for a while, and having the water, palm trees and that cloud catching the light of the rising sun in the background worked out perfectly. ⁣
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Can you see that little black dot in the water? That's a Monk Seal poking it's head up to say hello. ⁣
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Capture Info:⁣
Sony a7RIII + Sony 24-70 GM⁣
f/16, 1 second, 70mm, ISO 100⁣
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#wildlifeig #bealpha #hawaii #kauai #kauaistyle #wildlife #honu #turtles #natgeoyourshot #natureloversgallery #hawaiisbestphotos #globalcapture #discoverearth #earthpix #tlpicks #fstoppers #animalkingdom #lethawaiihappen #wildlifeaddicts #wildlife_vision #wildlifeplanet #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation #igtoday #exceptional_pictures #bestnatureshots #animals #animallovers #ourplanetdaily #nature_seekers ⁣
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***This is a pano, swipe left to see the whole thing*** About a month ago I was on Oahu and went up to the top of Diamond Head for sunrise. Normally I’d try to avoid such a crowded spot, but I hadn’t been up for sunrise before and figured I’d give it a shot. 
The light was great and the grand views of this side of Oahu made it worth it! 
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#lethawaiihappen #visitoahu #diamondhead #waikiki #hawaii #agameoftones #fatalframes #panorama #globalcapture #igshotz #igtoday #earthpix #tlpicks #theimaged #hawaiistagram #hawaiilife #hawaiisbestphotos #landscapecaptures #landscapestyle #beautifullandscapes #ourplanetdaily #travel #exceptional_pictures #aroundtheworldpix #moodygrams #pano #bealpha #sonyimages #gmaster #sonyworldclub
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