With minimal pollution or cloud coverage obscuring the ethereal views and a nice 14,000-feet extension into the sky to bring them that much closer, Mauna Kea is regarded by many as the premiere observatory in the Northern Hemisphere. The sights you see are the result of one dedicated photographer’s time lapse of the area, spanning for three days in April. Enjoy.
The 10,000-resident town of Kapaa, Hawaii might not be the height of all that is urban, but it definitely is home to the naturally awesome. Like, you know, this hidden beach.