Photo Of The Day: Kalalau Beach Sunset

Greetings, everyone! In my two years with Gadling, this is my very first photo of the day. It’s a beautiful Friday here in Washington, and I’ve got summer vacation on the brain. This photo by Flickr user Buck Forrester shows the evening waves on Kalalau Beach in Kauai, Hawaii. I love the color and perspective of this image, which makes it look as if the beach is really retreating towards the waves. The granularity of the sand is also fascinating, as are the colors of the water and sunset – gold, green and white.

It makes me want to pull up a lawn chair with a good book – or a camera. Forrester notes that the view back towards the Na Pali cliffs and waterfall is “beyond stunning.”

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Photo Of The Day: Standing On The Cliffs

Look out! It’s a long way down in today’s photo, brought to us by Flickr user Buck Forester. Similar to the shot Alex selected this past Friday, today’s photo was also taken along the gorgeous beaches of Kauai in Hawaii, just from an entirely different perspective. Instead of walking along this rugged island’s eye-popping shoreline, Buck takes us to another view high above the waves below, providing this colorful, vertigo-inducing look at the view from the top.

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Photo Of The Day: Kalalau Trail Hikers

This Photo of the Day comes from Gadling Flickr pool member Buck Forester who captured the image in Kauai, Hawaii. The image is titled “Kalalau Trail Hikers.”

The Kalalau Trail runs along the coast of Kauai approximately 11 miles (18 kilometers) on the island’s north shore from Keʻe Beach to the Kalalau Valley. Experienced, fit hikers complete the trail in a day, but most people require two days and will also camp along the trail.

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Photo Of The Day: Kalalau Beach

Kalalau Beach – the name alone sounds like something that might bubble out of your mouth in an overheated tropical stupor.

Or maybe these are just the words of someone living in a rainy place.

Some context: two weekends ago, London was dreamily hot. As I reclined on a flannel sheet in Victoria Park in the afternoon shade, drinking a Pimm’s Cup and gazing at Londoners of all types and creeds, all deeply intoxicated by summer, it occurred to me that lazy, hot weekends are the point of life. All this all-weather hardiness is just for show. What we all long for is a perfect day outside under hot clear skies.

Not really, but I felt it then. And I remember it today, gazing out the window at rainy, cold (57 degrees!) London. This romantic image of Kalalau Beach on Kauai, shot at sunset by Flickr user Buck Forester, reminds me of how I felt that day.

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The Best Island Photos From Instagram

Instagram frequently leaves me with a serious case of travel envy, particularly when my dashboard is filled with photos of islands. There they are: fringed with palms, festooned with colorful fishing fleets and bathed in the gold-pink light of sunset. Then come the rocky, overgrown and uninhabited islands, which poke out of the sea just for a photo op. Do they go back to sleep underwater when no humans are around? Perhaps my favorite island photo porn is the aerial shot so you can see every line, curve and undulation of the isle or isles below.

Following are some of the most awesome photos of islands that have popped up on Instagram recently. For more island inspiration, explore the #islands hashtag within the app or browse, which makes use of Instagram’s API so that users can browse photos on their computer.

Kauai, Hawaii

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Zakynthos, Greece

Whitsunday Islands, Australia


Key West, Florida