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  1. Young Kauai Kolii

    Snapshot Title: Young Kauai Kolii
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kauai Kolii
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    This is how the Kolii looks before it flowers.



  2. Palapalai

    Snapshot Title: Palapalai
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kalalau Valley on a Super Clear Day
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    This fern is often used to make lei po(leis worn on head) to lei ai (leis worn on the neck/shoulder) to lei kupee (wrist or ankle bracelet type leis), and also these differnt types of leis were used ...



  3. Iliau, Kauai Sword, Green Sword

    Snapshot Title: Iliau, Kauai Sword, Green Sword
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kalalau Valley on a Super Clear Day
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    Iliau is a relative of the Silver Sword that is found on Maui, and the Bigisland of Hawaii. It is found only on Kauai.



  4. Pukiawe

    Snapshot Title: Pukiawe
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kauai Kolii
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    At the right time of year you will get to see Pukiawe with lots of little red berrys on them. Small branches of these Pukiawe leaves and leaves with berrys is also used to make Haku leis.



  5. Ohia

    Snapshot Title: Ohia
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kauai Kolii
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    One of the 7 different types of Ohia we have in Hawaii.



  6. Lapalapa

    Snapshot Title: Lapalapa
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kauai Kolii
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    More Lapalapa.



  7. Koili Blossoms

    Snapshot Title: Koili Blossoms
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kauai Kolii
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    Many of our Native Hawaiian honey creepers love to feed on the nector of this flowers. My goal is to get a photo of these native birds feeding on these flowers.



  8. Lapalapa

    Snapshot Title: Lapalapa
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kauai Kolii
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    This plant is I was told is the most important plant to the hula god Laka. It's leaves sways more than any other plant I have seen when the wind blows. I have also heard that the swaying of the hula o...



  9. Alani

    Snapshot Title: Alani
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kauai Kolii
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    This plant is related to the endemic (only found on Kauai) Mokihana.



  10. Baby Koilis.

    Snapshot Title: Baby Koilis.
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kauai Kolii
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    This is a few young Koilis.



  11. Kukui nut Trees

    Snapshot Title: Kukui nut Trees
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kalalau Valley on a Super Clear Day
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    昔のハワイアンが住んでいた所に、このククイナッツの木がたくさん出来ています。



  12. Palapalaai Fern   羊歯

    Snapshot Title: Palapalaai Fern 羊歯
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kalalau Valley on a Super Clear Day
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    This fern is often used by our hula dancers to create the beutiful Haku head Leis. このシダは、フラダンサー達が、よく頭の上に被るハクレイを作る為に使っています...



  13. Kukui Nut Trees

    Snapshot Title: Kukui Nut Trees
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kalalau Valley on a Super Clear Day
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    Lots of Kukui nut trees in areas that where once inhabited by Hawaiians.



  14. Animal Trail  獣道

    Snapshot Title: Animal Trail 獣道
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kalalau Valley on a Super Clear Day
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    Animal Trail 獣道



  15. 滝

    Snapshot Title: 滝
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kalalau Valley on a Super Clear Day
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:



  16. Someone walking the Canyon trail

    Snapshot Title: Someone walking the Canyon trail
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Waimea Canyon
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    Not clear but I think 2 or 3 people walking the trail.



  17. Native Hibiscus

    Snapshot Title: Native Hibiscus
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Top of Waipoo Falls
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    Some of the names of this hibiscus is:
    Malvaceae > Hibiscus waimeae
    Hawaiian white hibiscus, kokio kea, kokio keokeo
    This hibiscus is also on the endangered speicies list. Most hibiscus don't have...



  18. Halapepe

    Snapshot Title: Halapepe
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Top of Waipoo Falls
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    This plant is on the endangered species list. It is a relative of the Pandanus or known in Hawaii as Hala, or Lau hala.



  19. Evasive plant species

    Snapshot Title: Evasive plant species
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Top of Waipoo Falls
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    This yellow ginger grows in many of the Kokee and Waimea Canyon areas. It over takes land where our native plants used to grow. Nice sweet smelling flower but not a good plant for our native forests.



  20. Canyon Trail

    Snapshot Title: Canyon Trail
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Waimea Canyon
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    This is part of the Canyon Trail that goes to the top of the Waipoo falls. You get a awsome view of the canyon from here.



  21. Puka Pele

    Snapshot Title: Puka Pele
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Waimea Canyon
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    Supposedly right by this microwave antenna is where the Puka Pele Heiau is. Heiau is a temple or place of worship. This is where Pele left Kauai from to find a new home.



  22. People Hiking

    Snapshot Title: People Hiking
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Waimea Canyon
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    The white blurry dots in the middle of this snap shots is also people hiking the trail.



  23. Waipoo Falls

    Snapshot Title: Waipoo Falls
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Waimea Canyon
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    Normaly during the summer this waterfall has very little water but we just had some rain recently.



  24. The Regular Waimea Canyon Lookout

    Snapshot Title: The Regular Waimea Canyon Lookout
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Waimea Canyon
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    If you have been to the Waimea Canyon lookout, this is probably where you went to.



  25. Goats

    Snapshot Title: Goats
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kalalau Valley
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    When I first started taking this GigaPan, we seen goats in this area. I was hoping that the GigaPan would reach this area in time to photograph them, but I think I might have missed them. Try your lu...



  26. Amau Fern

    Snapshot Title: Amau Fern
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kalalau Valley
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    Legend says that one of the fire god Pele's lover, Kamapuaa, a half-man half-pig demigod got into a fight with Pele. To save himself, Kamapuaa changes his form to the amau fern.



  27. Palapalai Fern

    Snapshot Title: Palapalai Fern
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kalalau Valley
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    Palapalai ferns (Microlepia strigosa) are indigenous to Hawaii and are often used to make haku leis and bracelets for use in traditional hula.



  28. Kalalau Valley Lookout

    Snapshot Title: Kalalau Valley Lookout
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kalalau Valley
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    This is where most people view the Kalalau Valley from.



  29. Lapalapa

    Snapshot Title: Lapalapa
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kalalau Valley
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    I have heard that Lapalapa was very important to the hula god Laka. When the wind blow, the leaves on the Lapalapa tree sways from side to side, more than any other trees in the Hawaiian forest. I hav...



  30. Late Blooming Iliau

    Snapshot Title: Late Blooming Iliau
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kalalau Valley
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    I belive it is also called the Green Sword or Kauai Sword, and only found on Kauai.



  31. Napali Sunset Cruise

    Snapshot Title: Napali Sunset Cruise
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kalalau Valley
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    It looks like Blue Dolfins catamaran.



  32. The road from Kipu Ranch.

    Snapshot Title: The road from Kipu Ranch.
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kipukai
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    This is the road that comes over Mount Haupu from Kipu Ranch on the other side. You need special permission from the trustees of Kipukai to be able to use this road to get to Kipukai beach.

    この道...



  33. Its a buoy!

    Snapshot Title: Its a buoy!
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kipukai
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    This is a breakaway FAD buoy that drifted in front of Kipukai. For you non fishermen, these buoys are placed around the Hawaiian island with what I was told, a 2mile long anchor rope with a net attac...



  34. Six Days Seven Nights & Jurassic Park II

    Snapshot Title: Six Days Seven Nights & Jurassic Park II
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kipukai
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    This is the beach that Harrison Ford crashed his plane in Six Days & Seven Nights. Also the same beach that was used in the opening scene of Jurassic park II where the family was having a picnic ...



  35. Care takers home?

    Snapshot Title: Care takers home?
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kipukai
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    I know they have a few cabins on this property. I think this might be the care taker's house.



  36. Mika's mama and obasan.

    Snapshot Title: Mika's mama and obasan.
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Poipu Beach
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    Some friends that I was taking around.



  37. Helicopter

    Snapshot Title: Helicopter
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Kalalau Valley
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    Couldn't see it from the zoomed out position. But when zoomed way in, you can see it.



  38. Heiau???

    Snapshot Title: Heiau???
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Lower Waimea Canyon
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    Looks like this might be a remains of an old heiau. (place of worship, temple) Hawaiians seemed to like to make heiaus on higher grounds. I might be wrong about it being a heiau. So anybody out their ...



  39. River Crossing

    Snapshot Title: River Crossing
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Lower Waimea Canyon
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    One of the river crossings to get to and from town.



  40. Taro Patch

    Snapshot Title: Taro Patch
    Taken by: Robert Nagao

    Image: Lower Waimea Canyon
    Image Owner: Robert Nagao



    Description:

    This is the taro farmers that live the farthest up the Waimea Canyon. It looks like they have to cross the Waimea River a few times with 4wheel drive to get to town.



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