Kaena Point, the westernmost point of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, was formed by a volcanic eruption over 3 million years ago. Overlooking the rocky beach is the Waianae Mountain Range. Over the millennia, plants from other continents found their way to Kaena Point. Today it is one of the last intact dune ecosystems in the main Hawaiian Islands and a refuge for seabirds and other wildlife.*
This composition of dark feather rock reflects Kaena Point’s volcanic origins and “The Arch”, a distinctive formation frequently challenged by climbers.
Mist and waves pour from a cleft inside the island where birds perch and vines thrive.
*State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources