"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
A fiery sunrise over Pearl Harbor
Cruise ship sailing in Hawaiian waters
Surfers in the lineup on the North Shore
The reef at China Walls
Moisture in the air from a rainstorm glows during a sunset
A family leaving Kaimana Beach at the end of a beautiful day
Clouds hover over the steep ridges of the Ko’olau Mountain range
A sea turtle swimming on a clear day
The newly renovated rainbow mural at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki
The beautiful remains of a sea urchin found along the shore
A stream in the Nu’uanu Valley
A wave crashes along the lava rock
Moon rays shine over the Mokulua Islands
A full rainbow beams across Makua Valley
Yoga in the forest of Nu’uanu Valley
A panoramic view of the East side of O’ahu
A surfer anticipating clean conditions at Rocky Point on the North Shore
Powerful shorebreak at Sandy Beach