- Beautiful Mo'omomi Beach on Molokai's northwest coast is a Nature Conservancy Preserve.
- Waves break along a rocky shoreline at Mo'omomi.
- The entrance road to Mo'omomi Preserve passes through a field of native 'aki'aki grass.
- Mo'omomi is one of the last remaining examples of an intact sand-dune coastal ecosystem in the main Hawaiian Islands.
- Native yellow ilima flowers grow in a field of 'aki'aki grass at Mo'omomi.
- Wedge-tailed shearwaters, an indigenous seabird, have recolonized Mo'omomi, burrowing into the sand to create their nests.
- A yellow nehe flower rests atop the bluish-green hinahina at Mo'omomi.
- The silvery 'ena'ena is one of many rare and endangered plants found at Mo'omomi.
- Sandstone, coral and opihi shells in neat formation on the beach.
- Mo'omomi contains fossil roots of ancient vegetation that once covered the dunes.
- Mo'omomi's fossil roots take many different forms and shapes.
- Mo'omomi's fossil roots can give the preserve an other worldly appearance.
- Strong and constant winds at Mo'omomi have eroded the rocks and sand along the shoreline.
- Waves break against the shoreline in the morning light at Mo'omomi.
The Dunes of Mo'omomi
Photos by Dewitt Jones