Hawaii Photo Gallery 2013
The site of our tourist-impacted reef snorkel on Oahu.
Ashley Curtis '14, Jessica Domino '15, Danielle Lord '14, and Alice Denny '13 pause to take in the beauty of the cliffs along Napali Coast of Kauai.
The distinctive serrated ridges of the highly weather volcanics along the Napali Coast of Kauai.
Students pause to enter sketches of breathtaking Waimea Canyon into their field notebooks, Kauai.
Sunset on the West Coast of Maui.
Student hike into the crater of Haleakala. Its unique landscapes and endangered species make Haleakala National Park a World Heritage Site.
Students make their way toward one of a linear trend of "late stage" cinder cones in the crater of Haleakala.
The massive cliffs at Polulu Valley on Hawai'i (Big Island) are formed by massive island collapse events that form submarine landslides.
Hanging out with the wildlife on the Kona Coast of the Big Island. These resting green sea turtles are basking at low tide.
Students try their hand at konane (Hawaiian game similar to checkers) on a stone "game board" at Puuhonua O' Honaunau National Historical Park. This board was no doubt used by Hawaiian nobility (the Ali'i) hundreds of years ago.
Students explore holes where lava from 1973 Mauna Ulu flows drained back into fissures in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Night time visits to the summit caldera of Kilauea reveal the glos of incandescent lava on emitted gases. This newest pit crater opened within the larger Halemaumau Crater in 2008.
A hike along recent lava flows on the coastal plains near Kalapana reveals the former property of unfortunate recent settlers in this area.
Geology major Katie Popyack '15 samples an active flow with a long metal probe.
Students get a awe-inspiring view of lava as it enters the ocean, near Kalapana. The lava viewing boat trip is typically as exciting as the view is stunning. The boat captain expertly navigate between large ocean swells and brings the boat within feet of the lava.
Dusk brings a brighter glow from the lava ocean entry and picturesque reflections on the water.
Participants Danielle Lord '14 and Alice Denny '13 reflect on an exciting field experience on the last day in Hawaii at beautiful Akaka Falls.