Black Sand Beach near Hana on the Island of Maui

Black Sand Beach near Hana on the Island of Maui

January 15, 2005 By Joe Morahan

Honokalani Black Sand Beach is located in the Wainapanapa State Park. This beach is set among lava cliffs. Over millions of year the persistence of the ocean have beaten this lava cliffs to sand. There are different sections of sand on the beach. Some medium rocks to fine grain sand. It looks out of this world cool and the sand is a true black.


Shot details: f/4.0;1/1600 sec;ISO 250;3744×5616 Pixels 
Focal Length 17mm;EF 17-40 mm f/4 L USM
Camera Details: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Wave beating the black lava rock down to sand in action. If you look close you will see the grains of sand flying through the air after being crushed against a rock from a small wave. This turns a bunch of lava into a beautiful Black Sand Beach


Shot details: f/4.0;1/800 sec;ISO 100;3744×5616 Pixels 
Focal Length 17mm;EF 17-40 mm f/4 L USM
Camera Details: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III


Shot details: f/4.0;1/800 sec;ISO 100;3744×5616 Pixels 
Focal Length 17mm;EF 17-40 mm f/4 L USM
Camera Details: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Joe Morahan