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Bill Westphal's Photo Gallery - Kauai 2010

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Waimea Canyon1570 viewsWaimea Canyon, also known as the Grand canyon of the Pacific, is approximately ten miles long and up to 3,000 feet deep. The canyon was formed by a deep incision of the Waimea River which is fed from the extreme rainfall on the island's central peak, Mount Waiʻaleʻale. Mount Waiʻaleʻale is among the wettest places on earth.

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Waimea Canyon Lookout1567 viewsWe had to do a LITTLE of the touristy stuff. And, take the obligatory tourist photo. Only thing missing here is the Star News (you have to be a Star News subscriber to get that).
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Room With A View1559 viewsThe Kiahuna Plantation & the Beach Bungalows is a series of small 2 story bungalows that house from 2 to 6 units depending on how many bedrooms. Our second story one bedroom was very nice.
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View From The Balcony1561 viewsThis is the view from our second story balcony. It was a wonderful place to sit and relax in the evening listening to the surf roll in.
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Hawaiian Monk Seal 11559 viewsKnown to the native Hawaiians as ʻIlio-holo-i-ka-uaua, or "dog that runs in rough water". Its common name derives from its round head covered with short hairs, giving it the appearance of a medieval friar. The name may also reflect the fact that it lives a solitary existence relative to other species that collect in large colonies. When they come up to shore, the locals place ropes around them to keep people at a safe distance.
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Hawaiian Monk Seal 21563 viewsThe Hawaiian monk seal is among the most endangered of all seal species. The population of Hawaiian monk seals is in decline. In 2008, it was estimated that only 1200 individuals remain. This Monk Seal was seen on Poipu Beach. He looks very content, enjoying the warm Spring Sun.
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Plumeria1555 viewsProbably Lynne's favorite flowers, the Plumerias were everywhere.
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Red-Crested Cardinal 21654 viewsAlso known as the Brazilian Cardinal, it feeds on seeds, plant matter, insects and fruit.

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Red-Crested Cardinal 11724 viewsThe Red-Crested Cardinal is not native to Hawaii but was introduced around 1930 from South America.
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