Haleakala Crater – A force of nature in every sense!

View over the Haleakala Crater, giving the impression to be on another planet than the earth! Colours are changing continuously due to clouds and the position of the sun. 

Haleakala Crater looms 10,023 feet above the Pacific Ocean. It emerged from the ocean floor more than a million years ago, when the Pacific Plate drifted over a hot spot—“plumes of super-heated rock”.

Just wonderful!

The island of Oahu – A rainy day at Waikiki Beach

Today, I was reflecting on my last trip to Hawaii, which was an outstanding experience!

I took this image at Waikiki Beach shortly after a big rainstorm. You are still able to see the big rain clouds, moving fast in Sky. Luckily, I was able to keep my photo gear try and not drowning it on my first day on Oahu!

I hope you enjoy the fantastic view!

Franconian Forest – Enjoying a fantastic View over the River Saale Valley.

Day 146 of my 365 Photo Challenge

After returning from the far north, I headed straight back to the north of Bavaria, this time exploring the Franconian Forest.

After all, I was born there, so it’s like a visit home. But I am always amazed by the beauty of nature there.

I took this photo from a vantage point on the Petersgrat, from where you have a great view over the Saale river valley.

I hope you like it as much as I do!