NEW RELEASE NEW RELEASE - NOVEMBER 2014 "Waikamoi Mist" Waikamoi Forest Reserve Haleakala National Park Maui, HI, USA The Waikamoi Forest Reserve on the slopes of Halekakala protects some of the most pristine native forest in all of Hawaii. After hundreds years of ranching and development only 2% of the original native Hawaiian forest remains. The Waikamoi Reserve is home to many endangered birds only found in this particular area including the l'iwi, Apapane, and Maui Parrot Bill. Preserving the forest is key to the future survival of these threatened species. The misty rain on this particular morning created wonderful soft defused light, perfect for capturing the essence of this pristine ecosystem.