The Best Images of 2013

Native 'ama'u ferns reflect the colors of the holiday season.  Photo ©  G.T. Larson

Ferns grow out of black lava on the slopes of Mauna Loa volcano, island of Hawai'i.  Photo © Matt Gragg

The scarlet 'i'iwi is considered by many to be Hawaii's most beautiful native forest bird.  Photo © G.T. Larson

Majestic Hinalele Falls at the back of Wainiha Valley, Kaua'i.  Photo © Ethan Welty

Looking into Pelekunu Valley on Molokai's spectacular North Coast.  Photo © Richard A. Cooke III

The serrated cliffs of Kauai's rugged Nā Pali Coast. Photo  © Ethan Welty

A rock wall forms a fence in the sea at the Kalua'aha Fishpond, East Moloka'i.  Photo © Richard A. Cooke III

A bristle-thighed curlew, a winter visitor from Alaska, rests on the lava rock at Kīholo Bay, Hawai'i Island.

A green sea turtle glides through the water at Honolua Bay, Maui.  Photo © Don Whitebread

A Layson albatross sits on his nest at Midway Atoll, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Photo © Robert J. Shallenberger

A unique aerial view of Chinamen's Hat, Windward O'ahu.  Photo © Silas Leger

A dramatic sunset on the North Kohala Coast of the island of Hawai'i.  Photo © John De Mello


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