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Dragon’s Teeth on Maui

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Dragon's Teeth Sunset

All photos above were taken by Darren McDaniel of  The Maui Darren.  “Sometimes hard to capture the beautiful color of the Dragon’s Teeth area in Kapalua; the soft grey’s often rendering the images muted . My advice: go early in the day, or late for sunset… or bring a good neutral density filter and tripod.”

Dragon’s Teeth is a good example of what can happen when forces of nature collide. As the lava from the West Mau’i Volcano poured into the ocean, fierce wind and waves forced it back and it cooled into a formation that resembles great black teeth. Makalua-puna Point was created from one of the last lava flows on Maui. However, the lava is a little different from the rest of the lava on Maui – it is much lighter, denser, and fine-grained. The wind sweeping over the point caused the lava to harden in an upward fashion. The jagged points of this formation look like dragon’s teeth, thus the name. Honu (sea turtles) often swim close to shore, so peer over the edge and look for them. To get to Dragon’s Teeth take Honoapi’ilani Hwy northeast and turn left onto Office Road just past mile marker 30 – continue reading this at Guide of Hawaii

For more information and direction on Dragon’s Teeth in Kapalua, Maui – go to this page at  www.govisithawaii.com

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