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A young silversword at the summit of Haleakalā, Maui

The photo shows the harsh conditions at the 10,000 ft. summit of Haleakalā, Maui, a sacred place to Native Hawaiians. The young silversword in the foreground can live from 15 to 50 years or more; it will bloom once and then die. Silverswords can be found only on Haleakalā, and on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii.

TAGS: Haleakala, Hawaii, Maui, Rare

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Member since 2017
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Copyright:
© Salvatore Lanzilotti.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2016
Total Views: 34
Filed Under: Altered Images
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 25, 2017, 12:13 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D810
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f6.7
ISO: ISO360
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PHOTO LOCATION Island of Maui, Hawaii, United States of America