Critics claim a picture tells a story consisting of 1000 words. Whomever started that rumor clearly never traveled to the Hawaiian Islands. These images were handpicked out of 8000 raw image files taken over the course of my three week trip to Hawaii. I believe each one tells a story greater than 1000 words.
My adventure began at The Big Island, Hawaii's newest addition. With an active Volcano still crafting new landscape, I was able to see this in action up close. The lava flow pictured here is 61G, from Kilauea Volcano.
I then traveled back in time 4 million years to Kauai. This was the highlight of my journey as I stood in awe on how quickly landscapes changed from lush mountain ridges to dry Grand-Canyon-like ravines.
Following suit I hopped over O'ahu to Maui where I was able to catch a once in a lifetime sunrise atop Haleakalā's 10,023ft summit.
Finally my adventure concluded at the most inhabited island; O'ahu.