Sunset Over West Maui

Sunset Over West Maui

Sunset light illuminates clouds over west Maui

This was taken on a trip a year back atop the peak of Haleakala. While many are lured to this location to see the sunrise one should not miss sunsets either. It’s not everyday you get to sit a top the world and see for up to 30 miles or more in every direction. While driving here with my son he wisely stated, “This volcano is too big!” It is gigantic (10,023 feet above sea level) and amazing even more when you think how far down it goes below the ocean (28,227 feet from the ocean floor). It’s only rivaled by Mauna Kea on the big Island of Hawaii, which by chance you can see looking in the opposite direction from this view.



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Jim Goldstein is a professional photographer and author, based out of San Francisco, California who specializes in outdoor and nature photography. Passionate about nature and the environment Jim infuses elements of the natural world into his commercial, editorial and fine art work. For more follow Jim on Google+ | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Subscribe