Air Photo #13: Kilauea Point (see caption for #15)
Air Photo #14: Kilauea Point (see caption for #15)
Air Photo #15: The headland at Kilauea Point is very similar to parts of SE Oahu (such as Diamond Head and Hanauma Bay), where explosive eruptions took place due to the interaction between rising magma and abundant supplies of water. Kilauea Point is therefore a mixture of volcanic ash, fragments of coral reef, and blocks of the older Koloa lava that were broken up by the force of the eruptions.
Air Photo #16: Hanalei Valley (see #17)
Air Photo #17: The NE side of Kauai is heavily dissected by the deep river valleys of Hanalalei, Lumahai, and Wainiha (Photo 17). This area has changed dramatically over the age of the island; the massive ridge along the eastern side of Hanalei Valley (seen here in Photo 16) was once a canyon over 600 meters deep that subsequently became filled with Koloa lava and diverted the old river to the present location of Hanalei Bay (Photo 17).
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