Tag Archives: Hawaii

Contests: The 2022 Hawaii Magazine Photo Winners

Grand Prize 

2022 Photo contest grand prize Leighton lum

Leighton Lum from ‘Aiea, O‘ahu 

@photography_by_leighton  

“I took this shot during the 2020 pandemic lockdowns. This shot was only made possible because there were very few people going outside during the lockdowns, and bait balls were coming into beaches along Waikīkī. With the bait balls so close to shore and with so few people around, these sandbar sharks were able to come in and snag an easy meal.  

I was lucky enough to be flying my drone that day and had a few great views of this interesting hunting behavior that is not often seen in heavily populated areas such as Waikīkī.” 

Land | First Place

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Semaj Thomas from Honolulu, O‘ahu  

@_ilovegrandma 

“I went out for sunrise at Kualoa Regional Park. It was a cloud covered morning—which generally are my favorite times to shoot because there is always potential for light leaks. I sent up the drone, set the composition and Mother Nature did the rest. This image to me is indicative of the stories I’ve learned about historic Hawai‘i, and I hope it stands the test of time.” 

Ocean | First Place

Peter Tang from Honolulu, O‘ahu  

@petertangphotography

“A high surf advisory ushered a procession of waves to O‘ahu’s Waimea Bay. The wind blew water off the lip and the morning sun illuminated the spray to create a rainbow in its wake.” 

People | First Place

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Lisa Titimacco from Wahiawā, O‘ahu 

@lisaunderwater 

“I remember this day well—I got out a little before sunset during a decent winter south swell on O‘ahu. After a set rolled through, I saw my friend Nancy (@nancxyx) sitting on the nose of her longboard, taking a break and watching the other surfers. She was so relaxed and the golden hour light was hitting her face perfectly so I took a couple shots. They turned out pretty good.” 

New Short Films: ‘Water III’

A short film about my affinity for the ocean, its mystery and power. No project challenges me more creatively and physically; making these films is the absolute honor of a lifetime.

Filmed in: Tahiti, Indonesia, Hawaii, Australia, Barbados, Maldives, Philippines and California

Filmed and Edited by: Morgan Maassen

Music: “Movies” by Weyes Blood

Hawaiian Island Views: Kauai – ‘The Garden Isle’

Kauai is an island in the Central Pacific, part of the Hawaiian archipelago. It’s nicknamed “the Garden Isle” thanks to the tropical rainforest covering much of its surface. The dramatic cliffs and pinnacles of its Na Pali Coast have served as a backdrop for major Hollywood films, while 10-mile-long Waimea Canyon and the Nounou Trails traversing the Sleeping Giant mountain ridge are hiking destinations. 

Hawaiian Views: Hoa ‘Āina O Mākaha Farm, Oahu

EYES OF THE LAND celebrates the spirit of Hoa ‘Āina O Mākaha, an ever-evolving community resource and sanctuary that has become a template for educational farms on O’ahu.

Born in the small village of Uggiate in Italy, and originally serving as a Catholic Priest in the Philipines, Gigi Cocquio helped found HAOM in 1979, nurturing it as executive director and caretaker, alongside his wife Judy, for the past 40+ years.

This film honors the legacy of what has been built, the seeds of hope that have been planted, and the many lives that have been touched.

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Directed, Filmed, & Edited by Rob Lau
Story Design by Emily Lau
Aerial Cinematography by Bayly Buck
Additional Aerials by Valen Ahlo
Additional Camera by Valen Ahlo & Oz Go
Additional Footage by ʻŌiwi TV
Sound by Rob Lau & Chris Balidio
Music by Tiny Music “Ask the Right Question” l Peter Sandberg “Dismantle” | Tall Heights “Keeps Me Light Instrumental” | Judah Earl “Dreaming in Color Instrumental”
Archival Photos Courtesy of Gigi Cocquio & Ed Greevy
Special thanks to Jasmine Joy, Judy Seladis-Cocquio, Kelsey Thornberry, Puanani Burgess, & the Hoa ‘Āina Staff

360° Island Views: Oahu And Kauai, Hawaii (12K)

Oahu is a U.S. island in the Central Pacific, part of the Hawaiian island chain and home to the state capital, Honolulu. Highlights of the city include historic Chinatown and the Punchbowl, a crater-turned-cemetery. Waikiki is an iconic beach, dining and nightlife area. West of Honolulu is Pearl Harbor, site of the WWII’s 1941 bombing attack and home to the USS Arizona Memorial. 

Kauai is an island in the Central Pacific, part of the Hawaiian archipelago. It’s nicknamed “the Garden Isle” thanks to the tropical rainforest covering much of its surface. The dramatic cliffs and pinnacles of its Na Pali Coast have served as a backdrop for major Hollywood films, while 10-mile-long Waimea Canyon and the Nounou Trails traversing the Sleeping Giant mountain ridge are hiking destinations. 

Morning News: 80 Years After Pearl Harbor, Car Politics, Office & Home

The Japanese attack set America on a course toward military hegemony; recent administrations have walked it back. We ask what the country would fight for now.

A clash of priorities between national and city-level politicians the world over makes for fraught politics on car ownership. And our columnist envisages how the office will compete with home in a post-pandemic world.

8K Views: Hawaiian Islands Coastlines & Landscapes

The Hawaiian Islands are an archipelago of eight major islands, several atolls, numerous smaller islets, and seamounts in the North Pacific Ocean, extending some 1,500 miles from the island of Hawaiʻi in the south to northernmost Kure Atoll. 

Chapters: 00:0000:05 Intro 00:0601:14 Honolulu at night, Oahu 01:1502:15 Honolulu, Oahu island 02:1602:28 Diamond Head lighthouse in Oahu 02:2902:33 Tropical Landscape 02:3402:40 Mokoliʻi islet in Kaneohe Bay 02:4102:50 Coconut islands, Oahu 02:5102:56 Hanauma Bay and Koko Crater, Oahu 02:5703:02 Byodo-In Temple, Oahu 03:0303:17 Highway H3, Oahu 03:1803:25 Oahu island coastline 03:2603:50 Na Pali coast, Kauai 03:5104:35 Mountains of Kauai 04:3605:18 Na Pali waterfalls, Kauai 05:1905:28 Na Pali coast, Kauai 05:2905:51 Kīlauea Lighthouse, Kauai 05:5206:11 Princeville, Kauai 06:1206:26 Hanalei Bay, Kauai 06:2706:34 Na Pali coast, Kauai 06:3506:39 Waimea Canyon, Kauai 06:4007:39 Molokai island landscape 07:4007:51 Papalaua Falls, Molokai 07:5208:07 Moaula Falls, Halawa Valley, Molokai island 08:0808:21 Molokini island volcanic crater 08:2209:18 Maui coastline 09:1909:34 Maui watefalls 09:3509:42 Honokohau Falls, Maui 09:4309:49 Road along Maui coastline 09:5010:26 Hotel resorts along Maui shoreline 10:2710:35 Poipu Beach, Koloa, Kauaʻi County, Hawaiʻi 10:3610:55 Hawaian Nature 10:5611:05 Kilauea volcano, Big Island of Hawaiʻi 11:0611:43 Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 11:4411:50 Port of Honolulu 11:5112:02 Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts 12:0315:00 Honolulu, Oahu

Tropical Walks: Ko Olina Lagoons, Oahu, Hawaii (4K)

Ko Olina encompasses 642 acres with sweeping ocean and mountain views and a string of jewel-like lagoons connected by more than a mile and a half of seaside pathways. The resort is edged to the north by the pristine nature preserve of Lanikuhonua (“where heaven meets the earth”) and to the south by four lovely beach coves.

Time Stamps: 00:00 – Ko Olina Beach Park 02:40 – Ko Olina Lagoon 4 11:00 – Ko Olina Lagoon 3 15:00 – Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club 22:05 – Ko Olina Lagoon 2 23:35 – Beach Villas Resort Oahu at Ko Olina 30:20 – Ko Olina Lagoon 1 39:10 – Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa 42:45 – Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina 52:22 – Secret Beach Ko Olina 57:20 – Lanikuhonua Lagoon

Island Tours: Top 10 Places To Visit In Hawaii (Video)

The Hawaiian Islands (HawaiianMokupuni o Hawai‘i) are an archipelago of eight major islands, several atolls, numerous smaller islets, and seamounts in the North Pacific Ocean, extending some 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) from the island of Hawaiʻi in the south to northernmost Kure Atoll. Formerly the group was known to Europeans and Americans as the Sandwich Islands, a name that James Cook chose in honor of the then First Lord of the Admiralty John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich. Cook came across the islands by chance when crossing the Pacific Ocean on his Third Voyage, on board HMS Resolution; he was later killed on the islands on a return visit. The contemporary name of the islands, dating from the 1840s, is derived from the name of the largest island, Hawaiʻi Island.

Seabirds: Scientists Save Black-Footed Albatross From Rising Sea Levels

Most black-footed albatross nest on sandy beaches in Hawaii—but rising sea levels threaten their eggs and chicks. Researchers in Mexico and the United States came up with a way to save these birds: having young albatross hatch and imprint on an island 6000 kilometers away with higher ground. Watch to see the journey of these black-footed albatross. Read the story: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/…