Hanauma Bay, Oahu Island, Hawaii
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Hanauma Bay – Hawaii” – Digital Art Prints

Travel photo shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II in Hanauma Bay in Oahu Island, Hawaii, USA. Artist: Cris Orfescu – Digital Photography, Limited Edition fine art prints (giclee prints), archival inks on canvas, 19in x 13in (47cm x 33cm). All prints are hand-signed and numbered by the artist. Price: US$ 49, USA shipping: US$ 15. For large prints and alternative payment methods call (310) 397-2592 or email to info@travelphotoshots.com. If you order this digital print on a smartphone or a tablet, please scroll down after you hit the ‘Add to Cart’ button until you see the shopping cart on your screen.

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Hanauma Bay is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hawaii. Hanauma is both a Nature Preserve and a Marine Life Conservation District. Volcanic chains such as the Hawaiian Islands form as a result of the movement of a tectonic plate across fixed hot spot beneath the surface. The Hanauma Crater was created about 32,000 years ago during the latest burst of volcanic activity to occur on Oahu. The volcanic vents that formed Hanauma Crater opened on the sea floor. Upwelling magma vaporized the ocean water and steam explosions atomized the magma into fine ash. The explosions built cones of ash, which solidified into tuff. The eruptions shattered the sea floor—coral reef and basalt—and scattered pieces that are now embedded in the tuff. Wave erosion eventually cut through the low, southeast wall of the crater, forming the current bay.

By the late 1980s, Hanauma Bay had become a major attraction on Oahu. Today Hanauma Bay sees an average of 3000 visitors a day, or around a million visitors a year.

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