Kohala Mountains in Hawaii, Travel Photo Mondays #6

Travel Photo Monday


Kohala Mountains in Hawaii, Travel Photo Mondays

It’s Monday morning, time to enjoy some gorgeous travel photography and inspiration from around the world. Let’s banish those Monday blues by sharing gorgeous imagery and story telling.



Kohala Mountain, Hawii

Gorgeous sunsets

Today, let’s go visit another beautiful area in Hawaii Island, this time we are going west to cattle country in the Kohala mountains in Hawaii. The Kohala mountains are the oldest of five mountains in Hawaii and are over a million years in age. The beautiful rolling hills of the upper road is gorgeous and the views to the Kohala coastline below is spectacular especially for viewing some of the most beautiful sunsets overlooking the entire island.



Kohala Mountain, Hawii

Horses in beautiful green pastures


The area of Kohala is lush and green with rolling hills and pastureland for cattle to graze. This is cattle country, once a thriving  industry in Hawaii’s agricultural past, but today it is now a smaller agricultural business with beef cattle being raised on the island for local consumption and export. There is also small fledgling dairy industry in Hawaii to service the entire island chain with fresh milk produced in Hawaii.


Kohala Mountain, Hawii

Beautiful green hills of Kohala




Kohala Mountain, Hawii

Rolling pasture land





Kohala Mountain, Hawii

Looking for a snack

Sunsets up in Kohala

On clear nights, sunsets up in the Kohala mountains are pure magic and you can see the entire Kona coastline all the way to the town of Kailua Kona. If you wait until the sun sets and gets darker, the moon rising up along the rolling hills is also gorgeous to see and gives a different view of this scenic area and illuminating the rolling hills.


Kohala Mountain, Hawii

Sunset begins on Kohala





Kohala Mountain, Hawii

Sunset over the Kohala coast



Thanks so much for coming to visit today at Travel Photo Mondays and touring the beautiful pastures and green hills of the Kohala Mountains in West Hawaii. If you haven’t had a chance to see any of West Hawaii take a look at my recent post about some of the key attractions and sites to visit in West Hawaii. Last, come and enjoy some of these other bloggers from around that world showing you some beautiful imagery.


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49 Responses to Kohala Mountains in Hawaii, Travel Photo Mondays #6

  1. Jessica @ Green Global Travel June 6, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

    Amazing photos! I absolutely love the horses, and the bright green hills. I definitely need to visit Hawaii!

  2. Renuka September 22, 2013 at 3:50 am #

    I love the landscapes! Kohala is incredibly beautiful! I had never heard of this place, but now I know! Thanks to you!

  3. Cottage and Broome August 14, 2013 at 2:02 am #

    What a beautiful sunset…. I love Hawaii. Thanks for sharing, Laura

  4. Samantha August 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    Holy crap that is beautiful!! I always expect to see pictures of the beach from Hawaii but this was a very nice change! The horses are my favorite

  5. Huldra August 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    Wow.. Så vibriant and beautiful series! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  6. Tom Palladio August 10, 2013 at 1:50 am #

    Noel — Thanks for visiting my site and inviting me to take part in your weekly Travel Photo Mondays. I’m a bit late for this week’s offering, but here it is just the same: Bonsoir in the Vineyards: http://thepalladiantraveler.com/2013/07/25/windmills-of-montagne-in-southwestern-france/. Ciao for now. T

  7. Judy August 9, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    Hi Noel. I am flabbergasted!!! Your photography is really beautiful. I appreciate so much your inviting me to share at your party, BUT, I am not even in anyone’s league! I do the best I can with my little point and click Canon, but WOW.. But, here I am, nonetheless..My husband was in the Navy and stationed at Barber’s Point way back in the late 50’s, and is promising to take me there someday. Your home town certainly is beautiful.. I’ve signed up to follow by e-mail. Looking forward to a lot more beautiful sights..Happy Friday..Judy

    • Noel August 9, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

      Aloha Judy,

      thanks for the comments and really the carnival is for everyone to see a little different corner of the world and enjoy, there’s no competition, hope you can link up with us on Monday.

  8. Life Images by Jill August 8, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

    wow – those sunset images are so beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend, and thankyou for stopping by my blog today.

  9. Leigh McAdam (@hikebiketravel) August 8, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    Your photos are fantastic with a real richness of colour and great composition.

  10. Debbie at Travel with intent August 7, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    Beautiful! I love the horses and the sunsets.

  11. jill August 7, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    Always enjoy your pics of Hawaii. It’s a reminder that I need to go back to visit soon!

  12. Catherine August 7, 2013 at 4:32 am #

    Gorgeous images Noel! The landscape of the Kohala mountains is marvelous and you captured it beautifully…

  13. Jen August 6, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    Gorgeous views! Love the pasture lands.

  14. Marisol@TravelingSolemates August 6, 2013 at 5:59 am #

    Hi Noel,
    Wow, such gorgeous mountain sceneries. If you didn’t tell me the photos were of Hawaii, I would think that they were taken somewhere in New Zealand. The sunset is indeed magical and the mountain looks so peaceful. As usual, your photos are stunning.

  15. JE Lillie August 6, 2013 at 5:35 am #

    Thanks for inviting me along on the journey! I loved the photos. Hawaii is a place I have not been to but would love to explore.

  16. Marysia @ My Travel Affairs August 6, 2013 at 5:17 am #

    Love the white horse!

  17. Gemma Wiseman August 5, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    Panoramic views and such lush beauty in those rolling greens.

  18. Joy August 5, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    Beautiful flowers. So pretty! I would love to get to Hawaii one day.

  19. artmusedog and carol August 5, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    Hi ~ thanks for ‘visiting’ ~ Cape Ann MA is a lovely place for travelers ~ I loved Hawaii, especially liked the island of Kona ~ fond memories ~ ^_^

  20. InsideJourneys August 5, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    Just stunning, Noel. I’m always happy to see such lush countryside.
    And those sunsets!

  21. Poppy August 5, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    Hi Noel,

    Mesmerized by the beauty and light of the Kohala Mountains. Breathtaking images of a the wonders of nature. Thanks so much for sharing and hosting!


  22. Cathy Sweeney August 5, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    Great perspectives of the Kohala mountains. I was in this part of Hawaii many years ago. Loved just driving around and admiring the gorgeous scenes. What beautiful horses, too!

  23. Karen, Pixel Posts August 5, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    Hi Noel, thanks for the invite to join your meme. I like to discover new blogs! You live in a beautiful part of the world, and your photos are superb!

  24. Dana Carmel @ Time Travel Plans August 5, 2013 at 6:40 am #

    The pink sunset and the green pastures – wow! Such beautiful colors! Wish I was there right now!

  25. travelnwrite August 5, 2013 at 4:50 am #

    These are stunning shots, Noel. I particularly love the sun and the sky shots – of course, that, next to the sea, is what I love most about Hawaii! Have a great week!

  26. Ruth August 5, 2013 at 4:33 am #

    Your sunsets are magnificent!

  27. the cape on the corner August 5, 2013 at 4:27 am #

    oh, how I wish I could always link up here, for that would mean I was travelling! your photos are gorgeous, and of course I must tell you that I loved Hawaii when we visited. I long to go back! or live there, either way, lol.

  28. Jennifer August 5, 2013 at 4:13 am #

    I especially love the photos of the horses and the sunsets!

  29. Amy | Club Narwhal August 5, 2013 at 2:45 am #

    Your photos are the absolute best way to start a Monday morning 🙂

  30. Dawn @ We Call It Junkin August 5, 2013 at 12:21 am #

    Noel, your photos are gorgeous as always. The first one especially, how you captured the light in the sky. just awesome! Take care – Dawn

  31. Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse August 4, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

    I’m not taking any holidays this year because there’s too much work needed in my little cottage. But since I found your blog, it’s like going in holidays every Monday!

  32. muzachan August 4, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    Beautiful place 🙂

  33. Stephanie August 4, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    Beautiful Kohala! Mahalo for the photos.

  34. Kusum August 4, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    Those skies are beautiful! I would love to visit Hawaii again sometime soon!

  35. Patty August 4, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    Oh, what a treat to see your photos, Noel. Thanks for hosting and inviting me to join in.

  36. Mary {The World Is A Book} August 4, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    Beautiful! I’ve never been to this part of Hawaii but wow. Those sunsets are gorgeous and I love the serenity it shows. It almost looks like it could be somewhere in middle America instead. Glad to finally join your photo hop. Thanks for hosting.

  37. Irene August 4, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    You sure have a talent for capturing the magic of the beautiful place you live.

  38. Marilyn Armstrong August 4, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    It’s really beautiful. But … It’s not Monday. Later, but not quite yet 😉

    • Noel August 4, 2013 at 11:33 am #

      Hi Marilyn, I just post early for other parts of the World where it is already, hope you can join later thanks.


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