Hawaii - Maui
by justinlagace Three thousand kilometers from the nearest major land mass, the Hawaiian islands are place of isolation, beauty, and extremes. Featuring arid coastlines, tropical rain-forests, active volcanoes and alpine summits - it's a rare place where you can see a snapshot of our planet in a single day.
In the middle of the ocean, technically belonging more to Polynesia, this is a strange place to find the 50th state to join the United States of America. Naturally, it doesn't always feel like the America. Culturally Hawaii has its own identity, its own customs, and of course its own struggles with colonization. Today just 10% of the state population is ethnic Hawaiian.
This is a photo gallery of Maui, one of the 4 main islands of Hawaii.