A resident of Hawaii, photographer Dustin Wong has always been in awe of his home island’s natural beauty. Here he shares some of his best pictures of Hawaii

“Growing up on the island of O’ahu teaches one many things. For me, those lessons include: land is a limited resource; life can be simple; and within nature there is profound beauty.

“Each year I travel back to the island to reconnect with family, and explore the land and sea. There has been rapid development and change in recent years, however there are still many places to experience the unique beauty that the island has to offer.

“There is a rich natural history to the three-million-year-old island, which for many years remained untouched by human hands. The island weather and Pacific Ocean have shaped the landscape in diverse ways; the paradise that is Hawaii was indeed carved by nature’s whim.”

Bellows Beach in the Morning

Bellows Beach in the Morning, Hawaii, USA

A fiery sunrise over Pearl Harbor

A fiery sunrise over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, USA

Cruise ship sailing in Hawaiian waters

Cruise ship sailing in Hawaiian waters, Hawaii

Surfers in the lineup on the North Shore

Surfers in the lineup on the North Shore, Hawaii

The reef at China Walls

The reef at China Walls, Hawaii, USA

Moisture in the air from a rainstorm glows during a sunset

Moisture in the air from a rainstorm glows during a sunset, Hawaii, USA

A family leaving Kaimana Beach at the end of a beautiful day

A family leaving Kaimana Beach at the end of a beautiful day, Hawaii, USA

Clouds hover over the steep ridges of the Ko’olau Mountain range

Clouds hover over the steep ridges of the Ko’olau Mountain range, Hawaii, USA

A sea turtle swimming on a clear day

A sea turtle swimming on a clear day , Hawaii, USA

The newly renovated rainbow mural at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki

The newly renovated rainbow mural at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, Hawaii, USA

Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay, Hawaii, USA

The beautiful remains of a sea urchin found along the shore

Sea urchin, Hawaii, USA

A stream in the Nu’uanu Valley

A stream in the Nu’uanu Valley, Hawaii, USA

A wave crashes along the lava rock

A wave crashes along the lava rock, Hawaii, USA

Moon rays shine over the Mokulua Islands

Moon rays shine over the Mokulua Islands, Hawaii, USA

A full rainbow beams across Makua Valley

A full rainbow beams across Makua Valley, Hawaii, USA

Yoga in the forest of Nu’uanu Valley

Yoga in the forest of Nu’uanu Valley, Hawaii, USA

A panoramic view of the East side of O’ahu

A panoramic view of the East side of O’ahu, Hawaii, USA

A surfer anticipating clean conditions at Rocky Point on the North Shore

A surfer anticipating clean conditions at Rocky Point on the North Shore, Hawaii

Powerful shorebreak at Sandy Beach

Powerful shorebreak at Sandy Beach, Hawaii, USA

You can see more of Dustin’s photography on his website, Facebook, and Instagram