Haleakala the Beautiful

Volcano Valley

Volcano Valley

Haleakala is the premier landscape photography site on Maui and one of the best in the USA.  In only 90 minutes you can drive from the beach to the summit at 10,000 feet (3,000 Meters).  It’s a magical or even spiritual place for sure.   The colors start to emerge around 11 AM  and become more vibrant as the day goes on.  Being above the clouds makes things even more interesting.  This location appears in the movie Baraka.  The volcano has not erupted in over 200 years, but you never know.  Air temperatures are mild or even on the cold side when it is hot at sea level.  Several hikes are available.

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137 responses

  1. amazing photos! i wish my camera produced the same! :)

    July 25, 2013 at 9:05 am

    • Thank you and sorry for the delay getting back to you.

      July 28, 2013 at 1:19 am

  2. Fantastic colors and compositions. Great series!!!

    July 31, 2013 at 4:01 am

  3. Took my breath….

    August 1, 2013 at 11:46 am

  4. those are some spectacular pictures

    August 2, 2013 at 8:55 am

  5. Great portfolio of pictures!

    August 5, 2013 at 12:13 am

  6. What a beautiful place and you have captured it so well. Thank you for sharing.

    August 5, 2013 at 8:29 pm

  7. Beautiful! I hope to go to Hawaii some day. The photography opportunities would be awesome!

    August 11, 2013 at 10:39 am

    • Hawaii is a photographers dream. Thank you for stopping by.

      August 11, 2013 at 10:50 am

  8. Great series! (Almost missed this post) Beautiful landscapes; thanks for sharing. Cheers, harrie.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:22 am

  9. I’m fascinated with your pictures and your work!! Congratulations!!!

    October 10, 2013 at 11:48 am

  10. wow. beautiful indeed

    December 26, 2013 at 3:33 pm

  11. Reblogged this on Ron Scubadiver's Wild Life and commented:

    Here is some relief from the winter that just will not quit. Please click through to the original to view the gallery of 10 photos.

    April 6, 2014 at 7:54 am

  12. Exquisite photo =)

    April 6, 2014 at 7:58 am

  13. Truly stunning picture. Thank you for sharing with us.

    April 6, 2014 at 8:09 am

  14. Dominique Maingot

    Stunning photos!

    April 6, 2014 at 8:10 am

  15. I’m late to the show once again!

    April 6, 2014 at 10:38 am

  16. Your photos of the crater floor are absolutely stunning. I’m going to have to add Haleakala to the list of places to visit. You have convinced me it’s a photographer’s paradise!

    April 6, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    • Thank you Alison, all it takes is one look to convince.

      April 6, 2014 at 3:25 pm

  17. Wow, this set looks so unreal, it’s almost a series of paintings..amazing

    April 7, 2014 at 1:17 am

  18. Amazing pictures!! Thanks for sharing

    April 7, 2014 at 6:14 am

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