Maui Day 3: Sunset over Haleakala Satellite Tracking Station from Pu’U’Ula’Ula peak in Haleakala National Park.
I left the meeting early to get to the Pu’U’Ula’Ula peak for sunset. When I got to the parking lot I saw this bird, which I later identified as a Chukar. The elevation here is about 10,000 feet, and as the sun went down it got windy and cold fast. The thermometer on my GPS indicated 30°F, and I only had a windbreaker. I did get seveal great images of the sunset over the nearby Haleakala Air Force Satellite tracking station and observatories.
Chukar walking across parking lot in Haleakala National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 180 mm, f/8, 1/200 sec).
Sunset Panorama with Moon over Haleakala Satellite Tracking Station.
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