It is with great pleasure to announce that an online photography gallery of images about Hawaii was recently posted to the National Geographic Traveler web site. The story is about “Undiscovered Maui” and will be running in the March issue of the magazine. Macduff Everton and I both contributed images to the story and I am pleased to share a byline with him. In this web gallery, his image is taken from the inside of an outrigger canoe, and the rest of the photographs were made by me. 🙂 Click here to see the gallery of images and here to see the story by Andrew McCarthy. What made this assignment so incredible was having the opportunity to meet the good people of Kahakuloa. Each and every person in this small town nestled in the cliffs of the northern tip of Maui demonstrated true aloha spirit in the most genuine way. The premise of this story is absolutely true and it’s best experienced by taking time to talk story with the locals. They have a long history to share with us and we have much to learn from them and their culture. One of the most memorable moments of the shoot was meeting Richard Ho’opi’i. Not only did he give us an enormous amount of his time as we sat in his back yard and listened to his history of growing up and learning na leo ki’eki’e, (falsetto), he generously gave us a private concert in the little green church that is nestled in this picturesque village of only a few hundred people. His wife runs the pink ice cream stand in the village. If you travel there, stay a while, enjoy the stories and experience the aloha that these warm people so generously offer.