Diamondhead is a huge volcanic tuft cone on O'ahu. It was created half a million years ago when O'ahu was still over the hot spot in the pacific plate that feed our islands. O'ahu is thought to be made from two large shield volcanoes, Wai'anae and Ko'olau. Ko'olau is the volcano that fed this tuft cone. The Hawaiian name for Diamondhead is Le'ahi, which means the brow of the Ahi tuna.
Which crime-fighting animal-themed caped crusader protects this city? Is that person the one Taipei wants, or the one Taipei needs?
Taken from Elephant Mountain, or Xiangshan, this small mountain overlooks Taipei and specifically Taipei 101, which I chose to omit from this shot. If you've seen photos of Taipei with the 101 in it, you know it's a vastly taller building than the other buildings, and if shot at a perspective like this, can overwhelm the composition. So, I booted it.
My first visit to the Waikiki Aquarium. They keep their glass very clean, making it easy to get photos of these guys. From my experience, it takes clean glass and relatively thin glass to take good photos of aquarium sea life.