Golden Hawaii Sunset Picture - January in Kealakekua Kona, Hawaii
I took this sequence of pictures from my view of Kealakekua Bay on the West coast of Hawaii Island. This sequence of Hawaii sunset pictures shows the progression of the sky over the ocean fading from a brilliant amber-gold color down to a faded peach-pastel color, which then fade to blue-gray tones as darkness falls over the sea.
Taken in Keakakekua in North Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii
Madagascar Gecko on a rain-wet lanai
The Madagascar Gecko, or the “daytime geckos” as a lot of people call them, are a common sight here in Hawaii. As their nickname suggests, this species of gecko comes out during the day, and looks very different from their nocturnal cousins.
Their bright colors contrast with the nighttime gecko varieties which tend to be less vibrant shades of translucent pink, tan, or gray, some even sporting tiger stripes.
The madagascar geckos are almost my favorite lizard species on the island, second only to the Jackson Chameleons. These geckos (the same type depicted in the Gecko comercials) are green (brighter or darker depending on how warm they are) with yellow “gold dust” on their shoulders and upper back, and distinct red marks on their lower back and on their head, with a just a touch of blue around the eyes.
Anaeho'omalu Bay or "A Bay" Hawaii Sunset
Anaeho’omalu Beach, also known as “A Bay” is in South Kohala, on the west coast of the on the Big Island of Hawaii. It’s a beautiful salt and pepper (both black and white sand) beach, and a great place to swim and snorkel.
I took these shots at Sunset in late January. The setting sun was framed perfectly by the trees lining the shore and the nearby ancient fish pond.
Click the link to see photos of this Hawaii sunset at Anaeho’omalu or “A Bay”
Molten orange sunset over Keauhou, Big Island of Hawaii
The Big Island, like other islands in Hawaii, is host to many beautiful sunsets.
People from the mainland are amazed at ones I find ho-hum, but this gallery includes some of the more beautiful sunsets, even for Hawaii.
The sunset pictured at right was one of the most intensely beautiful sights I have ever seen, and I hope my photos do it some justice.
Click the link to see the full photo gallery of Hawaii Sunset Pictures – Sunsets in Kona & Kohala Hawaii and Beyond
ohia lehua flower
The Hawaii flower of the Ohia tree — the Ohia Lehua — is a beautiful red flower that can be found all over the Hawaiian islands.
The Ohia (or ‘Ohi’a) is an evergreen shrub that commonly grows to become tall trees. The plant is capable of surviving, or even thriving in most of the widely diverse climate types found in the islands.
These pictures were taken one afternoon when I was down in Ka’u on the Big Island, about to head down South Point road.
Click to view the gallery of pictures of the beautiful Hawaiian Ohia Lehua flower.