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Jewels in the Sea
Hawaii is the 50th of the the United States, and the only one located in the continent of Oceania. That’s because the Hawaiian Islands are physiographically and ethnologically part of Polynesia. They share flora and fauna more consistent with the South Pacific than North America. However, they occasionally inherit an animal or plant species from as far away as Canada.
This state’s eight main islands are Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui, and the Big Island. However, additional atolls and underwater reefs dot the nearby Pacific. The region’s sunny beaches, rocky volcanoes and lush valleys woo the senses. Underwater, dolphins play and fish dart behind rocks. Massive Sea turtles lay inside tunnels. Best of all, the most magnificent sunset may be around that next jungle bend.
Jon lives on Kauai, where he can best capture the islands’ treasures. He hopes you will enjoy this remote paradise as much as he does.