Top 5 favorite Hawaii natural wonders: HAWAII Magazine facebook poll resultsby: Maureen O'Connell
posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 12:00 AM
VOLCANOES (BIG ISLAND)
When it comes to Hawaii’s natural wonders, our facebook ohana is most in awe of Madame Pele and her fiery displays at the Big Island’s Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The latest display involves a lava lake swirling beneath a crack in the earth at Halemaumau crater — Kilauea volcano’s summit caldera. During the last several weeks, the lake has been rising to its highest levels since the vent opened in 2008, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Last month, the park celebrated the 25th anniversary of its designation by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage site.
Click on the links below for the Top 5 results from previous HAWAII Magazine facebook Ohana poll questions.
• Top 5 favorite Hawaii towns
• Top 5 favorite Hawaii coastline areas
• Top 5 favorite filmed-in-Hawaii movies
• Top 5 favorite Hawaii snorkeling spots
• Top 5 favorite Hawaii beaches
• Top 5 favorite filmed-in-Hawaii TV series ever
• Top 5 must-have Hawaii foods (upon arrival in the Islands)
• Top 5 Hawaii parks
• Top 5 Hawaii music artists
• Top 5 favorite hiking trails
• Top 5 favorite places to watch a Hawaii sunset
• Top 5 favorite Hawaii scenic lookouts
• Top 5 favorite Hawaii valleys
• Top 5 favorite Hawaii waterfalls
• Top 5 favorite Hawaii plate lunch foods
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Photos: Page 1 (top) lava lake glow at Kilauea volcano’s Halemaumau crater/Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Michael Szoenyi/National Park Service - Big Island; (middle) Hanauma Bay - Oahu - Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) Heather Titus; (bottom) Oheo Gulch, Maui (HTA) Ron Dahlquist. Page 2 (top) Haleakala - Maui (HTA) Ron Garrett; (bottom) Diamond Head - Oahu (HTA) Tor Johnson. Page 3 - Waimea Canyon - Kauai (HTA) Tor Johnson; Page 4 - Napali Coast - Kauai (HTA) Ron Garett; Page 5 - lava flow at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park/U.S. Geological Survey.
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