The Nēnē is Hawaii’s official state bird. Photo ©Erika Burkhalter. All photos were shot with a Nikon Z9 and a NIKKOR Z DX 18–140mm ƒ3.5–6.3 VR lens.

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A Nēnē Spotting at the Haleakala Volcanic Crater

While stopped at the entrance for the Haleakala National Park in Maui, I spotted a bright yellow sign cautioning protection for the…



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Erika Burkhalter

Photographer, yogi, cat-mom, lover of travel and nature, spreading amazement for Mother Earth, one photo, poem or story at a time. (MA Yoga, MS Neuropsychology)