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HPPA is a #nonprofit #cooperating #association working in partnership with the National Park Service in Hawaiʻi and American Samoa. Proceeds from our park stores support interpretation, educational programs, research projects, publications, and cultural activities. Our core purpose is to inspire visitors and foster meaningful connections to the parks—for the preservation and enjoyment of the parks forever—all with a spirit of aloha. #inspire #connect #preserve#Hawai 'iVolcanoesNationalPark⠀ #HaleakalāNP#Kaloko -#HonokōhauNHP#Puʻuhonua o #HōnaunauNHP#PuʻukoholāHeiauNHS#NationalParkofAmericanSamoa
One of the most elusive national parks in America. American Samoa 🇦🇸 2,500 miles south of Hawaii. Obviously no filter needed . . . . #AmericanSamoa #Samoa #🇦🇸 #NationalParkofAmericanSamoa #NPS #NPAS #Tutuila #Pacific #SouthPacific #Island #PagoPago #MtAlava #Vatia #Pola #Mountains #Sky #Rainforest #NonrevLife #Nonrev #PPG #NSTU @np_american_samoa @npsamericansamoa
Feeling the need for some strenuous exercise? 🙋‍♀️ In a tropical paradise? 🙋‍♂️ The climb to the top of Mt. Alava is an intense workout with some killer views. 👌 😅#pagopago #mtalava #americansamoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa #goparks #findyourpark #the59parks #nps #usinterior #optoutside #nationalparks #nationalparkgeek #idratherbeinnature #hikingculture #theoutbound #npamericansamoa #exploremore #adventuretravel #fypyes #todsl #southpacific #adventurethatislife #getoutstayout #npwest #paradisefound
Bring your explorer’s spirit and go hiking through lush tropical rainforest or snorkeling in crystal clear waters at National Park of American Samoa. Find your adventure with MySitti.com. #NationalParkofAmericanSamoa #AmericanSamoa #Discover #Explore #Travel #Nature #NationalPark #Oceans #Sharks #NatureLovers   #LandScape #Outdoor #FindYourPark #Wanderlust   #Beaches #Tour #NaturePhotography #USA #TravelUSA #NationalParkTour #Beautiful #Water_Captures   #Seaview #Refelctions #BeachVibes #HolidayVibes
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HPPA is a #nonprofit #cooperating #association working in partnership with the National Park Service in Hawaiʻi and American Samoa. Proceeds from our park stores support interpretation, educational programs, research projects, publications, and cultural activities. Our core purpose is to inspire visitors and foster meaningful connections to the parks—for the preservation and enjoyment of the parks forever—all with a spirit of aloha. #inspire #connect #preserve ⠀ Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park⠀ #HaleakalāNP#Kaloko -#HonokōhauNHP#Puʻuhonua o #HōnaunauNHP#PuʻukoholāHeiauNHS#NationalParkofAmericanSamoa
*click the location above to see where this location is on the map* The National Park of American Samoa is a National Park in the United States Territory of American Samoa, distributed across three separate islands: Tutuila, Ofu, and Ta‘ū. American Samoa as a whole is made up of 10 highly eroded volcanic mountains and 2 coral atolls, only 5 of the 10 are inhabited. Overall, this land contains rugged cliffs, tropical rain forest, coral, and volcanic activity. There are five known rainforest communities: lowland, montane, coast, ridge, and cloud. About 70% of the land is ferns or trees leaving the other 30% made up of beaches or grassland. The highest point in American Samoa is 964 meters tall, known as Lata Mountain. As a whole, American Samoa is a living volcano that is moving 3 inches towards China every year. It is located on the Pacific Plate, which is home to many other hotspots, like Hawaii. These islands were formed by remains of extinct volcanoes, making the land very rocky. The water is warm and very clean, making it possible for species not found in U.S. waters to live. There are many different rocks/minerals but the most common are: Diamond, Gold, Silver, Quartz, Opal, and many different Igneous rocks. #geology #geologyadventures #nationalparkofamericansamoa
The first time I went to Ofu, it stormed nearly the entire week I was there. The first moment the rains stopped I walked the beach to finally get a view of this place, and even though it was rainy with cloudy skies, it immediately became my favorite place in the world 😍
The National Park of American Samoa was designated on this day in 1988. Happy anniversary! This is Ofu Island, one of six images in the National Park of American Samoa chapter of Treasured Lands (click link on profile for info). #AmericanSamoa #nationalpark #nationalparkofamericansamoa
The end of the road in the National Park of American Samoa. Did you know there is a National Park on American Samoa? ••••••• Check my website to read my new post about the differences between Samoa and American Samoa. Have you been to either?
The Rangers at the National Park of American Samoa including Ranger Tualia are proud of their wonderful park and happy to share information. They were amazed that I completed the marathon incorporating the Mount ‘Avala Adventure Trail. Yes, it was an adventure. Thanks for your help. Get out and visit our National Parks! #runningtheparks #americansamoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa #nationalparks
During my marathon run at National Park of American Samoa it was over 90% humidity and rained for at least two hours. I was soaked from sweat or sky for the entire time. I took a number of photos with my iPhone but it spent most of the time in a plastic bag. Here is an extract from my new @gopro Hero5 Black. This was during the storm. It was no little sprinkle. Truly running in a rainforest. #runningtheparks #americansamoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa
#gumbyandpokey gaze at Pola Island in the National Park of American Samoa #americansamoa #samoa #NPAS #nationalparkofamericansamoa #NPS #polaisland #gpdht
Here's one shot of the beautiful shoreline of American Samoa from today. I plan to run tomorrow at the National Park. Wish for good weather. #runningtheparks #americansamoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa
Next up marathon #49 at the National Park of American Samoa on Monday weather permitting. I will run the Mount ‘Avala Trail, the Mount ‘Avala Adventure Trail and the Lower Sauma Ridee Trail to Vatia. I will likely have to do this circuit twice plus a bit to get the distance. #runningtheparks #americansamoa #tutuilaisland #nationalparkofamericansamoa #farfromdenver #thisaintcolorado
The pale colored trees on the hill are invasive Tamaligi trees that were killed by the #NationalParkOfAmericanSamoa terrestrial crew. They used to use machetes to girdle the trees. Now they use Milestone, an herbicide that has allowed them to dramatically increase the number of trees they are able to kill. This is a major invasive weed control success story.
Staff at #NationalParkOfAmericanSamoa enjoying traditional Samoan food prepared in an umu (outdoor hot rock oven) to celebrate the completion of Daniel's detail as acting superintendent.
This is the awesome terrestrial crew at #NationalParkOfAmericanSamoa as they are preparing to do climate change plots, looking at vegetation change over time. People in American Samoa are concerned about climate change because they have seen more coastal erosion and water wash on to their roads from the ocean.
Daniel and I spent a day in the rainforest with Tavi and his crew learning how they do climate change plots. #NationalParkOfAmericanSamoa #NPSA
USA, American Samoa, National Park of American Samoa, An over/under image with coral and the pristine sand beach on Ofu Island looking towards Sunuitao Peak and Piumafua Mountain . 🏝🐠🐟 #SouthPacific #AmericanSamoa #NationalParkofAmericanSamoa #OfuIsland #coral #underwaterphotography #Canon #Canonphotography #beautifuldestinations #letsgosomewhere #earthofficial #welivetoexplore #naturelovers @aquatech_imagingsolutions
words by @neilshea13 — The spear should go in clean. You take aim, follow, fire. There is a little sound, a little pop. And then you pull in the spear and push the fish down the line, far down and away, as though you didn’t even want him. This is important, because on the reef there are many sharks. If you are a good fisherman, you’ll spear a lot. If you are a good shot, you’ll end up with many fish trailing behind you through the sea. If you have pierced them well there won’t be much blood but they are still moving, wriggling, fighting against the rope, and this is what attracts the big sharks. Imagine it. You are swimming around tugging along a line of bait, and in this line you are the biggest prize! So, you keep pushing the fish down and away. This is what the most experienced men learn. Maybe it's why they are still alive. If the shark comes he may take one, two, three, but let him. Better to be hungry than dead. — Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photo photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series is an exploration of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives, memories and work have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey. — #americansamoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa #spearfishing #subsistence #fishing #tropicalreef #sharks #oceans #islands #sharks #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @natgeo
오늘 눈 뜨고 처음으로 편하게 앉아 쉬는게 다들 잠들고 난 후인 지금에서이다. 오늘은 꿈으로 가서 돌아오기도 싫다. 꿈이나 꾸어 질지도 걱정이다. 그나마 시원해진 밤바람이 위안이 되지만, 아직 남은 기침탓에 맘껏 들이마시지도 못하는 밤이다. 이러다 다 잘못되면 너무 억울하다. 모든게 내 탓이어도 나는 억울할 것같다. #Repost @natgeo (@get_repost ) ・・・ photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — The spear should go in clean. You take aim, follow, fire. There is a little sound, a little pop. And then you pull in the spear and push the fish down the line, far down and away, as though you didn’t even want him. This is important, because on the reef there are many sharks. If you are a good fisherman, you’ll spear a lot. If you are a good shot, you’ll end up with many fish trailing behind you through the sea. If you have pierced them well there won’t be much blood but they are still moving, wriggling, fighting against the rope, and this is what attracts the big sharks. Imagine it. You are swimming around tugging along a line of bait, and in this line you are the biggest prize! So, you keep pushing the fish down and away. This is what the most experienced men learn. Maybe it's why they are still alive. If the shark comes he may take one, two, three, but let him. Better to be hungry than dead. — Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photo photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series is an exploration of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives, memories and work have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey. — #americansamoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa #spearfishing #subsistence #fishing #tropicalreef #sharks #oceans #islands #sharks #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
@Regrann from @natgeo - photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — The spear should go in clean. You take aim, follow, fire. There is a little sound, a little pop. And then you pull in the spear and push the fish down the line, far down and away, as though you didn’t even want him. This is important, because on the reef there are many sharks. If you are a good fisherman, you’ll spear a lot. If you are a good shot, you’ll end up with many fish trailing behind you through the sea. If you have pierced them well there won’t be much blood but they are still moving, wriggling, fighting against the rope, and this is what attracts the big sharks. Imagine it. You are swimming around tugging along a line of bait, and in this line you are the biggest prize! So, you keep pushing the fish down and away. This is what the most experienced men learn. Maybe it's why they are still alive. If the shark comes he may take one, two, three, but let him. Better to be hungry than dead. — Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photo photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series is an exploration of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives, memories and work have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey. — #americansamoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa #spearfishing #subsistence #fishing #tropicalreef #sharks #oceans #islands #sharks #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative - #regrann
Repost from @natgeo @TopRankRepost #TopRankRepost photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — The spear should go in clean. You take aim, follow, fire. There is a little sound, a little pop. And then you pull in the spear and push the fish down the line, far down and away, as though you didn’t even want him. This is important, because on the reef there are many sharks. If you are a good fisherman, you’ll spear a lot. If you are a good shot, you’ll end up with many fish trailing behind you through the sea. If you have pierced them well there won’t be much blood but they are still moving, wriggling, fighting against the rope, and this is what attracts the big sharks. Imagine it. You are swimming around tugging along a line of bait, and in this line you are the biggest prize! So, you keep pushing the fish down and away. This is what the most experienced men learn. Maybe it's why they are still alive. If the shark comes he may take one, two, three, but let him. Better to be hungry than dead. — Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photo photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series is an exploration of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives, memories and work have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey. — #americansamoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa #spearfishing #subsistence #fishing #tropicalreef #sharks #oceans #islands #sharks #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
#Regram #RG from @natgeo - photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — The spear should go in clean. You take aim, follow, fire. There is a little sound, a little pop. And then you pull in the spear and push the fish down the line, far down and away, as though you didn’t even want him. This is important, because on the reef there are many sharks. If you are a good fisherman, you’ll spear a lot. If you are a good shot, you’ll end up with many fish trailing behind you through the sea. If you have pierced them well there won’t be much blood but they are still moving, wriggling, fighting against the rope, and this is what attracts the big sharks. Imagine it. You are swimming around tugging along a line of bait, and in this line you are the biggest prize! So, you keep pushing the fish down and away. This is what the most experienced men learn. Maybe it's why they are still alive. If the shark comes he may take one, two, three, but let him. Better to be hungry than dead. — Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photo photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series is an exploration of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives, memories and work have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey. — #americansamoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa #spearfishing #subsistence #fishing #tropicalreef #sharks #oceans #islands #sharks #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative.
Repost from @neilshea13 using @RepostRegramApp - photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — The spear should go in clean. You take aim, follow, fire. There is a little sound, a little pop. And then you pull in the spear and push the fish down the line, far down and away, as though you didn’t even want him. This is important, because on the reef there are many sharks. If you are a good fisherman, you’ll spear a lot. If you are a good shot, you’ll end up with many fish trailing behind you through the sea. If you have pierced them well there won’t be much blood but they are still moving, wriggling, fighting against the rope, and this is what attracts the big sharks. Imagine it. You are swimming around tugging along a line of bait, and in this line you are the biggest prize! So, you keep pushing the fish down and away. This is what the most experienced men learn. Maybe it's why they are still alive. If the shark comes he may take one, two, three, but let him. Better to be hungry than dead. — Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photo photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series is an exploration of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives, memories and work have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey. — #americansamoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa #spearfishing #subsistence #fishing #tropicalreef #sharks #oceans #islands #sharks #watershedstories #adryseason
photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — The spear should go in clean. You take aim, follow, fire. There is a little sound, a little pop. And then you pull in the spear and push the fish down the line, far down and away, as though you didn’t even want him. This is important, because on the reef there are many sharks. If you are a good fisherman, you’ll spear a lot. If you are a good shot, you’ll end up with many fish trailing behind you through the sea. If you have pierced them well there won’t be much blood but they are still moving, wriggling, fighting against the rope, and this is what attracts the big sharks. Imagine it. You are swimming around tugging along a line of bait, and in this line you are the biggest prize! So, you keep pushing the fish down and away. This is what the most experienced men learn. Maybe it's why they are still alive. If the shark comes he may take one, two, three, but let him. Better to be hungry than dead. — Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photo photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series is an exploration of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives, memories and work have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey. — #americansamoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa #spearfishing #subsistence #fishing #tropicalreef #sharks #oceans #islands #sharks #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
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#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost ) ・・・ photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — The spear should go in clean. You take aim, follow, fire. There is a little sound, a little pop. And then you pull in the spear and push the fish down the line, far down and away, as though you didn’t even want him. This is important, because on the reef there are many sharks. If you are a good fisherman, you’ll spear a lot. If you are a good shot, you’ll end up with many fish trailing behind you through the sea. If you have pierced them well there won’t be much blood but they are still moving, wriggling, fighting against the rope, and this is what attracts the big sharks. Imagine it. You are swimming around tugging along a line of bait, and in this line you are the biggest prize! So, you keep pushing the fish down and away. This is what the most experienced men learn. Maybe it's why they are still alive. If the shark comes he may take one, two, three, but let him. Better to be hungry than dead. — Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photo photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series is an exploration of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives, memories and work have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey. — #americansamoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa #spearfishing #subsistence #fishing #tropicalreef #sharks #oceans #islands #sharks #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
#repost from @natgeo photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — The spear should go in clean. You take aim, follow, fire. There is a little sound, a little pop. And then you pull in the spear and push the fish down the line, far down and away, as though you didn’t even want him. This is important, because on the reef there are many sharks. If you are a good fisherman, you’ll spear a lot. If you are a good shot, you’ll end up with many fish trailing behind you through the sea. If you have pierced them well there won’t be much blood but they are still moving, wriggling, fighting against the rope, and this is what attracts the big sharks. Imagine it. You are swimming around tugging along a line of bait, and in this line you are the biggest prize! So, you keep pushing the fish down and away. This is what the most experienced men learn. Maybe it's why they are still alive. If the shark comes he may take one, two, three, but let him. Better to be hungry than dead. — Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photo photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series is an exploration of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives, memories and work have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey. — #americansamoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa #spearfishing #subsistence #fishing #tropicalreef #sharks #oceans #islands #sharks #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative Reposted in @gridsapp
photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — The spear should go in clean. You take aim, follow, fire. There is a little sound, a little pop. And then you pull in the spear and push the fish down the line, far down and away, as though you didn’t even want him. This is important, because on the reef there are many sharks. If you are a good fisherman, you’ll spear a lot. If you are a good shot, you’ll end up with many fish trailing behind you through the sea. If you have pierced them well there won’t be much blood but they are still moving, wriggling, fighting against the rope, and this is what attracts the big sharks. Imagine it. You are swimming around tugging along a line of bait, and in this line you are the biggest prize! So, you keep pushing the fish down and away. This is what the most experienced men learn. Maybe it's why they are still alive. If the shark comes he may take one, two, three, but let him. Better to be hungry than dead. — Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photo photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series is an exploration of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives, memories and work have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey. — #americansamoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa #spearfishing #subsistence #fishing #tropicalreef #sharks #oceans #islands #sharks #watershedstories #adryseason
📸 photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — The spear should go in clean. You take aim, follow, fire. There is a little sound, a little pop. And then you pull in the spear and push the fish down the line, far down and away, as though you didn’t even want him. This is important, because on the reef there are many sharks. If you are a good fisherman, you’ll spear a lot. If you are a good shot, you’ll end up with many fish trailing behind you through the sea. If you have pierced them well there won’t be much blood but they are still moving, wriggling, fighting against the rope, and this is what attracts the big sharks. Imagine it. You are swimming around tugging along a line of bait, and in this line you are the biggest prize! So, you keep pushing the fish down and away. This is what the most experienced men learn. Maybe it's why they are still alive. If the shark comes he may take one, two, three, but let him. Better to be hungry than dead. — Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photo photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series is an exploration of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives, memories and work have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey. — #americansamoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa #spearfishing #subsistence #fishing #tropicalreef #sharks #oceans #islands #sharks #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
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