Don Bain's 360° Panoramas of
Hawaii

Hawaii Map The Big Island of Hawaii Lanai - not available Maui Molokai - not available Oahu Kauai
The six major islands comprising the state of Hawai'i are currently represented as three regions with almost 600 panoramas: To begin, click one of the regions listed here, or click on the map, or scroll down to see a detailed list of localities.

Not familiar with interactive 360-degree panoramas? -
CLICK HERE

Hawaii, the "aloha state", may not be the paradise it seemed when Captain Cook landed there in1778, but most people find it to be pretty darn close. The lush vegetation, balmy air, flowers, rainbows, surf, sand, and mai tais create a wonderful ambience, and the efficiency of the hotels and everything else set it apart from most other tropical get-aways. In addition to the tropical paradise stereotype, Hawaii has mountains high enough for winter snow, small deserts, fascinating biology, massive ruins of the native Hawaiian culture, an international crossroads city, and erupting volcanoes.

I have been to Hawaii at least ten times, usually for two weeks, once for a month - I even taught a field class there for the University of California. Unfortunately my earliest panoramas, of Kauai, Oahu, and the Big Island, were done on film and no longer measure up.

Mau'i was well covered soon after I started shooting digital, and Kaua'i was reshot in March 2009. My most recent expedition was to the Big Island in February and March of 2011. I plan to return to Hawaii in the next year or two, to re-photograph Oahu and to add coverage of Moloka'i and Lana'i.

The guidebooks to Hawaii each cover one island:

  • Kaua'i the Garden Isle, shot in May 2009
  • Oahu the meeting place (withdrawn, but planned for 2014)
  • Moloka'i (planned for 2014)
  • Lana'i (planned for 2014)
  • Mau'i the Valley Isle, shot in January, 2002





Lumaha'i Beach, Nurses Beach from the movie South Pacific, near Hanalei, Kauai

Lumaha'i Beach, Nurses Beach from the movie South Pacific, near Hanalei, Kauai




Big Beach in Makena, Maui

Big Beach in Makena, Maui




Kapoho coral tidepools

Kapoho coral tidepools



Don Bain at Google+
icon icon
Hawaii
by James Michener
icon icon
Hawaii
De Lorme Atlas