We all know some world-famous Hawaiian islands like Big Islands, Oahu, Maui and Kauai but the whole Hawaiian area comprises of a total of 137 islands! Quite a big number, isn't it?
The Hawaiian Islands have a volcanic in origin and there are still some active volcanoes around. For instance the largest active volcano on earth is Mauna Loa and Kilauea is presently one of the most productive volcanoes (in terms of how much lava erupts each year). Both volcanoes are located on Big Islands.
Despite the fact that all the Hawaiian Islands are very close together the characters are totally different. The tropical paradise of the Hawaiian Islands is Kauai. If you ever have the chance to visit the Hawaiian Islands Kauai should be on your "must-see" list.
Kauai known as the garden island has also the wettest spot on earth, rainfall ranges from 35 inches at Poipu (southern area of Kauai) to 472 inches (12 meters) on the east side of Mt. Waialeale !!! This place must be really wet ;-)
The beauty of Kauai is very hard to describe. There is the giant Waimea Canyon which is the largest canyon in the Pacific, the rainforest, the Na Pali Coast, the lush tropical greenery, the endless number of waterfalls and some really beautiful sand beaches.
If you are a landscape photographer or a flora photographer, you won't be disappointed.