Hawaiian islands -The Big Island

Hawai’i Island– The Big Island

The Island of Hawaii,also called the Big Island or Hawaii Island is a volcanic island in the North Pacific Ocean. With an area of 4,028 square miles, it is larger than all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined and is the largest island in the United States.Traditionally,Hawaii island is known as the ‘Big Island’ to reduce confusion between Hawaii Island and the state.ust big, it’s still growing.

The Island of Hawaii is the youngest island in the Hawaiian chain and is also by far the biggest, providing a vast canvas of environments to discover a variety of unrivaled natural wonders. This is the home of one of the world’s most active volcanoes (Kilauea), the tallest sea mountain in the world.
When describing the Big Island, three words come to mind. Lava, lava, lava. As i drove up the Kohala Coast from the airport the landscape looked like Hell to me — you know, as in the mythical afterlife for those serving long sentences. Black, dark, sharp, treacherous and uninviting, I wondered at first what people saw in this bleak landscape. However, the next day I drove the same route and had a startling change of perspective. The best way to see Hawaii’s Big Island is to drive around it. You’ll soon be immersed in a varied landscape unlike any other in the United States. You’ll encounter lava desert, jungle, farmland, active lava flows, warm beaches, cool highlands, and views of soaring mountains and plunging valleys.
Home to Hawaiian cowboys, Ironmen and a volcano goddess, Hawaii’s Big Island offers experiences found in no other place on earth. A variety of climatic zones, from seasonal snowcapped mountains to black sand beaches, stretch across its vast topography creating rich pockets of adventure for first-time visitors to explore.
Canon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-inch LCD and 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS UD Standard Zoom LensThe dramatic size and scope of the largest Hawaiian Island create a microcosm of environments and activities. On this island’s vast tableau, you’ll find everything from extravagant resorts and incredible golf courses to modest local towns and sacred Hawaiian historical sites
It’s easy to feel awed on Hawaii’s Big Island. From the molten magma flowing from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the snow-capped heights of Maunakea; from the green rainforests of the Hamakua Coast to the jet-black sands of Punaluu Beach; Hawaii’s Big Island is an unrivaled expression of the power of nature.
Enjoy some beautiful pictures from Hawaii Big Island:

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