Tropic Escapes - Brian Love
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Hidden Beach

On the Hawaiian island of Kauai, you will find arguably the most beautiful coastline this World has to offer. The Na Pali Coast stretches the expanse of the western side of the island and is only reachable by boat or foot via the famous Kalalau Trail. This image was captured on the Kalalau Trail just as sunset approached. With no flashlight, it can be quite a challenge to keep your footing in the dark - a scary thought because the trail is built on the edge of steep cliff sides. It was a tough decision between staying to capture this amazing vista or return to the trailhead safely with some light. Of course, I stayed. I fell in love with the natural framing of the beach between these tropical trees. About 50 mosquito bites and a few miles later, I made it back safely to the car with a new favorite image.