ʻApapane at Kilauea Iki

ʻApapane at Kilauea Iki

I hiked the rim of Kilauea Iki Crater on Hawaiʻi Island to look for and photograph native forest birds in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. At the crack of dawn I pushed-off from my friend’s home in Puna and drove towards Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park on...
Napau Crater in the Mist

Napau Crater in the Mist

On my second day on the Big Island, we hiked the Napau Crater Trail that follows the line of craters on the east rift zone of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. It was a cold and misty morning when Pete Morton and I embarked on the 7-mile Napau Crater Trail starting...
White-tailed Tropicbirds in the Kaʻu Desert

White-tailed Tropicbirds in the Kaʻu Desert

I hiked to a pair of pit craters in the Kaʻu Desert to look for Koaʻe kea or White-tailed Tropicbirds in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. When I told my hiking buddy — Pete Morton — about the red-tailed tropicbirds I saw nesting on Oʻahu, he said he knew...