Pacific Islands: Creative Hawaiian Island Images
Sprinkled across the largest ocean on our planet are thousands of tiny islands. These outposts of life are home to unique and endangered flora and fauna both above and below the sea. I have only just began to explore this part of our planet, but I hope to visit many more islands over the years. Each has it's own unique landscape, wildlife, and culture.
Hawaii is home to a spectacularly varied landscape thanks to the elevational variations from tropical reefs to 13,000+ volcanic peaks as well as the influence of the prevailing trade winds (which produce a we and lush forest on the eastern - windward - side of the islands and a drier sunny landscape on the western - leeward - sides). On the big island the landscape is constantly changing too, because of the regular volcanic activity.