Art Imitates Nature

December 30, 2021


Photographer: Rick Stankiewicz

Summary Author: Rick Stankiewicz

The Island of Kauai (The Garden Island of the Hawaiian Chain) is a wonderful destination for waterfalls, canyons, and lush vegetation. Geologically Kauai is the second oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands. With an area of 562.3 square miles (1456 square km), it is the fourth largest of the Hawaiian Islands, and the 21st largest island of the United States.

One of the many waterfalls to see while visiting this paradise is Opaekaa Falls (means “Rolling Shrimp”), which is situated on the east side of the island. To admire the falls from a distance there is a drive-in lookout from Route 580, on the Kuamoo Road, located just west of Wailua. This 151 ft. (46m) high falls splits into three cascading channels that spill down a narrow valley. The day I visited this spot with my wife, we happened upon a local artist whom I think you will agree, captured the scene beautifully. Photo taken on February 1st, 2006.

Photo details: Nikon Coolpix E995, ISO 100, f/3.9, 1/160th, 12.4mm


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