During nesting season this is a popular spot for a number of seabirds. Some of them nest in small burrows in the ground; some on top of the ground in dense shrubbery; other in trees.
The white dots on the far hillside are nesting birds (click the photo to zoom).
I thought I’d take this shot to pass along to the next of kin. The rock they are standing on can be seen in the photo above. This seemed fairly ill-advised to me.
A Red-tailed Tropicbird nesting in a burrow.
Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park
Akaka Falls – 300 foot drop.
To the East of downtown Hilo (and Hilo Bay) there are a series of smaller bays and public beaches.
The shoreline at the end of the Chain of Craters road. The plume off in the distance of the first photo (see second photo for closer view) is an active lava stream pouring into the ocean.
Holei Sea Arch: