This image was taken from a North Eastern cross view of the crater during sunrise, the colours are deep and rich in the rock sand and new plant growth.
Kamoali’i (The chiefly stones) Pu’u o Pele (Hill of Pele) and Ka Lu’u o ka ‘O’o (Plunge of the digging stick) cinder cones are visible below.
Haleakala is one of my favourite places in the world, it has many special qualities about it, and it never disappoints in any weather or any time of the day. To truly enjoy this part of Hawai’i, one must visit the National park from midnight to midnight as ever-changing lighting conditions reward you with spectacular views.
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Focal Length: 70.0 mm
Exposure: 1/160 @ f‑10.0
# of Frames: 5
Era: Sept 2011
Posted: January 9, 2020 by Rob
Updated: April 26, 2023