Oahu, Hawaii, 2022

Melissa and I went to the island of Oahu, Hawaii, last year . . . and I just now got around to sorting and processing the photos I took. We spent about a week driving around, seeing the sights, and having a great time.

The first set of photos is a bunch of animals and scenery we saw throughout the week. Those are followed by photos from some of the specific places we went. And finally, at the end, some random stuff. Enjoy.

Nature and Stuff

These photos are from a bunch of different places around Oahu, including Ko Olina, Green World Coffee Farm, Kawela Beach, Kualoa Regional Park, Halona Blowhole, Kaimana Beach, Lanikai Beach, and Nu’uanu Pali Lookout. We got to see an endangered Hawaiian monk seal. And chickens.

Dole Plantation

The Dole Plantation is where Dole fruit company was born. Today it is an active pineapple farm and tourist destination with a botanical garden, hedge maze, and more.

Waimea Valley

Waimea Valley is a historic area on the North Shore of Oahu. The nature park includes hiking trails, a botanical garden, and a waterfall with a swimming hole.

Pearl Harbor and Punchbowl

The Pearl Harbor National Memorial is a national park commemorating the imperial Japanese attack on Naval Station Pearl Harbor in 1941. The Punchbowl is the colloquial name for the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, which is located in a volcanic crater.

Diamond Head

Diamond Head is a volcanic crater located near Waikiki. The Diamond Head State Monument is a park located inside the crater with a hiking trail that leads up to the rim.

Byodo-In Temple

The Byodo-In Temple is a “non-practicing Buddhist temple” in the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park in Kahaluu. It is a scale replica of the over 950-year-old Byodo-In Temple in Uji, Japan.

Kualoa Ranch

Kualoa Ranch is a nature reserve, cattle ranch, tourist attraction, and filming location on the windward coast of Oahu. Parts of more than 75 movies and TV shows have been filmed there, including Jurassic Park, Lost, Magnum P.I., and Fifty First Dates.

Laniakea Beach (Turtles!)

Laniakea Beach is a beach on Oahu’s North Shore that is sometimes called “Turtle Beach.” If you go at the right time and have a bit of luck, you can see endangered green sea turtles (the Hawaiian Honu).


You know me. I take photos of all kinds of weird stuff. Here are the ones that didn’t fit elsewhere.

Shot on Samsung Galaxy S20FE and Sony Alpha 6600 (Sony E 18-135mm lens). Processed in Adobe Lightroom.

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