We’re gearing up for some more Big Island Adventures this December but before we go we must honor this summer’s 2013 Big Island Adventure Photo Contest Winners! For each trip our members submit their top 2 favorite images and we all vote unanimously for the winner who receives a Hawaiian themed prize! In July & August we had 4 members take home the gold. Check out their great Big Island photographs below. The rest of each groups entries are also posted at the bottom of this page.
Week 1 Winner
The Polynesian review performance at our Big Island Luau is impressive. From Hawaii to New Zealand, and many pacific islands along the way, the Hawaiians put on a great and informative show of the dances & greetings from each culture. Connie snapped this winning photo of a male performing one of the Polynesian war dances.
Week 2 Winner
After a long day of black sand beaches, turtle spotting, & volcano crater hikes, we head to the amazing thermal pools on the eastern coast of Hawaii. Along the way we drive through an incredible rain forest with this massive tree canopy overhead. Vilma captured it perfectly as the bright light darted through branches and scattered onto the pavement.
Week 3 Winner
Alice did a great job capturing the enormity of these driftwood-like trees that have been withering away on one of our favorite Big Island beaches. Waialea Bay has some of the best snorkeling on the island and a gorgeous beach with lots of shade from the tropical sun. Neighboring Puako Bay is well known for some of the best diving in Hawaii.
Week 4 Winner
We’ve gotten many great shots of Hawaii’s peaceful sea turtles over the years but Bjorn’s photograph sticks out among the best. The clarity of the turtles shell and scales along with excellent composition helped rack up the votes to win the photo contest on our flagship Big Island Eco Tour with Destination Earth!
Thanks to all of our members who made our Big Island summer tours such a blast and another great Hawaii photo contest!
The Runner Ups!
Check out the rest of the entries from our groups below…