Haleakala Crater from Kalahaku Overlook

March 21, 2011

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Photographer: Dave Blaine
Summary Author: Dave Blaine; Jim Foster

The photo above shows a gorgeous view of the volcanic crater on Mount Haleakala as observed from Kalahaku Overlook, Maui, Hawaii. The camera is facing southeast. Haleakala, or the East Maui Volcano, rises to 10,023 ft (3,055 m). Cinder cones of this dormant shield volcano (including Ka Lu'u o ka O'o Vent on the right) run in nearly a straight line eastward to the Kipahulu Gap, a break in the crater wall. In addition to being a fascinating geological feature, Haleakala National Park was designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980 by UNESCO. As such, it conforms to the UNESCO guidelines of encompassing a variety of ecosystems having a high level of biodiversity. Photo taken on August 9, 2008.

Photo Details: Camera: Canon EOS 5D; Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM; 0600; Focal Length: 80.0mm; Aperture: f/4.0; Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125); ISO equiv: 100.