Last week I showed you my first few new aerial Kualoa photographs I captured on Oahu Hawaii with my DJI Mavic 2 drone.
This week I will show you a few more aerial photos of the Kualoa Regional Park area; one of the most stunning vistas on Oahu island in Hawaii.
I showed you the shot above last week, but I’m showing it again to set the scene for you: this is the view looking from out over the water in Kaneohe Bay back towards the coastal mountains. We can see Kualoa Regional Park in the foreground with the spectacular ridges and cliffs of Kualoa in the background.
Now in the aerial photo above, I’m in the same spot, but I rotated the drone 180 degrees to show the view looking out to sea. That is Mokoli’i Island in the foreground with a nice Hawaiian sunrise in the background.
In the photo above, I flew past Mokoli’i Island and then turned the drone 180 degrees yet again, so now we can see the entire grand vista: Mokoli’i Island sitting offshore in Kaneohe Bay, and the fluted ridges of Kualoa lit up by the dawn’s early light.
According to legend, Hi’iakaikapoliopele, one of the Hawaiian goddess Pele’s sisters, was being chased by a giant lizard. She saved herself by killing it and Kualoa Mountain & Mokoli’i Island are what remain of its back and tail respectively.
Whether you believe the legend or not, the fact is that Kualoa is one of the most beautiful locations in all of Hawaii (and that’s saying something!)