Maunawili Orchid

A pink orchid stands out in the lush green scenery of the Maunawili trail on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

The Maunawili trail was one of my favorites hikes in Hawaii this past summer. The hike starts out through the diverse jungle leading to some beautiful waterfall jumps, and out to the open scenery approaching the Koolau range. The Range, seen behind the orchid is actually the western part of a volcano, which remains after its collapse into the pacific ocean.

Most days I was there the range had the gloomy cloud layer towards its peak. Really eerie yet magical. I also liked how the color of the flower stands out and compliments the lush green backdrop.