Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Big Island
Picture of Punalu'u Black Sand Beach on the Island of Hawaii. In the Hawaiian language Puna luʻu means "spring [water] diver for".The beach is made of basalt or lava rock giving the sand an a amazing black color which is created by lava flowing into the ocean which explodes as it reaches the ocean and cools. Green Turtles can often be seen resting in the sun on this black sand beach.
Photographer: Vincent Khoury Tylor
Copyright: Vincent Khoury Tylor
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