I take a good bit of aerial photographs in different places. When photographing North America from the air, you can’t help but note the vastly different ways that land is used in different areas. I feel like much of the Southwest is like an open canvas of untouched land.
This is an aerial photograph that I took of a narrow canyon along the Na Pali coast on the north-western side of Kauai, Hawaii. Much of the Na Pali coastline is abrupt cliffs and canyons that quickly climb from sea-level up to 4,200 ft ridges. The canyon ridges are often covered with misty clouds. The area is one the wettest places in the world with the mountain top rainforests accumulating as much as 450 inches of rain a year.