Wakea, The Sky Father. Mauna Kea, The Big Island. Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain on the planet, is home to Wakea, the Sky Father. This sacred mountain is a critical part of native Hawaiian culture and legend. Hawaiians journey to the summit of Mauna Kea in search of mana - their divine power- in a quest to understand ancient spiritual connections. Positioned 14,000 feet above sea level, Peter captures Wakea in a single shot.

Wakea, The Sky Father. Mauna Kea, The Big Island. Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain on the planet, is home to Wakea, the Sky Father. This sacred mountain is a critical part of native Hawaiian culture and legend. Hawaiians journey to the summit of Mauna Kea in search of mana - their divine power- in a quest to understand ancient spiritual connections. Positioned 14,000 feet above sea level, Peter captures Wakea in a single shot.

ohia lehua blossom...Hawaiian traditions refer to the tree and the forests it forms as sacred to Pele, the volcano goddess, and to Laka, the goddess of hula; local legend has it that picking this flower will bring rain, unless the person harvesting it is named Lehua...

ohia lehua blossom...Hawaiian traditions refer to the tree and the forests it forms as sacred to Pele, the volcano goddess, and to Laka, the goddess of hula; local legend has it that picking this flower will bring rain, unless the person harvesting it is named Lehua...

Hawaii - Big Island - The Milky Way and 2 active vents of Kiluea volcano. Photo by G. Brad Lewis

Hawaii - Big Island - The Milky Way and 2 active vents of Kiluea volcano. Photo by G. Brad Lewis

The Pleiades is an Open Star Cluster. Dust forms a faint reflection nebulosity.

Lava Flowing into the Sea ~ Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, The Big Island, Hawaii. USA

Lava Flowing into the Sea ~ Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, The Big Island, Hawaii. USA

Hokule'a preparing for her first round the world sail. People always assume that our ancestors were blown off course since they cannot fathom crossing such a large expanse as the Pacific. When you grow up in a sea of islands, however, is the ocean necessarily a terrifying place? Stars, winds, ocean currents, birds, marine life and the akua are your guides.

Hokule'a preparing for her first round the world sail. People always assume that our ancestors were blown off course since they cannot fathom crossing such a large expanse as the Pacific. When you grow up in a sea of islands, however, is the ocean necessarily a terrifying place? Stars, winds, ocean currents, birds, marine life and the akua are your guides.

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