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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Sunrise Through ʻŌhiʻa

Early morning sunrise from the island of Hawaiʻi. The endemic ʻōhiʻa tree is one of the most important plants in Hawaiʻi and and is one of the first plants to grow on a new lava field. These trees are growing in a 150 year old lava field at 5,800 ft on the Maunaloa volcano.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2018
Photo Location: Hilo, Hawaii, United States of America
Camera: SM-G920V
Copyright: © Bret Mossman