Aviation Photo #1807450 Airbus A330-243 - Hawaiian Air

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Passing the very famous Mauna Kea volcano and its telescope observatory at the summit. Located on the island of Hawaii (Big Island), this dormant volcano reaches an altitude of almost 14,000 feet making it Hawaii's highest peak and the world's tallest mountain measured from its base at the sea floor. The beautiful ocean, clear blue sky, and colorful winglet of our A332 make a nice contrast with the almost Martian-like landscape; it's hard to believe that this area (along with the peak of neighboring volcano, Mauna Loa) gets snow during the winter!
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Photo Added: November 03, 2010

Comments (13)

Anonymous
6 years ago
Great pictures! You can actually go Snow Skiing there in the winter!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Stunning picture !!! Awesome.
Anonymous
6 years ago
What a beautiful shot! Hard to imagine snow on Hawaii.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Spectacular!
Anonymous
6 years ago
WOW!!
I'm sure it's not as close as it appears to be, but still. Pretty spectacular.
Can anyone tell me why this plane was over the Big Island since Hawaiian doesn't
fly any any of its heavies over there? Crew Training? Photo Op?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Fantastic view of the mountain during summer. The composition's great...both the observatory, mountain detail and colors, and winglet. Was it a sightseeing flight or regular route?
Anonymous
6 years ago
It dwarfs mount everest by more than a 1km. Too bad it sits on the ocean floor...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Looks a bit like Mt Haleakala from that view as well

Great shot and yeah, it could be a photo op for Hawaiian or Hawaii Five-O
Anonymous
6 years ago
Eo ka wahine o Pele! Mahalo for this awesome shot
Anonymous
6 years ago
Having been up on the summit, this picture warms my heart.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Love the shadowcast there!
Anonymous
5 years ago
All I can says "Wow!!" What a beautiful shots! Unbelievable!!
Anonymous
3 years ago
The sight is amazing to behold but I really dig that winglet too! Price for coolest winglet goes to... Hawaiian!

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