hawaii maui swimmers seastars tide pool ocean tropical
A straight line of red buoys stretchin across the placid blue waters of a lake, with mountains, clouds and blue sky in the backround
silhouettes sunset beach people costa rica dominical
pine trees silhouettes sunset road roadtrip washington
orange sunset tropical ocean beach mountain hawaii maui
sunset desert sky orange arizona
dark blue sunset ocean beach costa rica santa teresa

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

- Confucius

 

Nature

Here are a few of my favorite photos! None of my photography is re-touched or altered in any way (other than sizing).

Follow my Instagram for a new photo every day: @jewelsoftheearthandsea

West side, Maui, USA

Isolated beauty on the shores of Maui.

Maui, USA

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, or 'Honu' in Hawaiian.

Sonoita, Arizona, USA

High in the Empire Mountains in cowboy country.

Swansboro, North Carolina, USA

The tranquil waters of the tributary.

Popoyo, Nicaragua

The incredible fade of nature - some of the best sunsets I've ever seen!

Lake Wanaka, South Island, New Zeala

Summer days outside the beautiful town of Wanaka, in the Otago district of New Zealand's south island.

Acatenango Volcano, Guatemala

Breathtaking sunset above a sea of clouds on Acatenango's 3,976m summit, amidst volcanic eruptions from the nearby Volcano Fuego.

Liverpool Track, New Zealand

One of the many lovely views hiking the Liverpool Track in Mt. Aspiring National Park, on New Zealand's south island.

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

The beautiful lake of Wanaka town, in the Otago district of New Zealand's south island.

Liverpool Track, New Zealand

Lovely views on the Liverpool Track through Mt. Aspiring National Park, New Zealand's south island.

Routeburn Track, New Zealand

Rainbows and valleys on the famous Routeburn Track, south island, New Zealand.

Kailua-Kona Harbor, Hawaii, USA

A Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle (aka 'Honu'), resting at sunset near the harbor of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Lake Mackenzie, New Zealand

Unending beauty on the Routeburn Track through Fiordland National Park, south island, New Zealand.

Rees Dart Track, New Zealand

Sweeping views of the glorious Rees Dart Track, south island, New Zealand

Acatenango Volcano, Guatemala

Vulcan Acatenango casting its immense shadow over the valley floor with a full moon.

Liverpool Track, New Zealand

Jaw-dropping vistas on the Liverpool Track through Mt. Aspiring National Park, south island, New Zealand.

Kihei, Maui, USA

A gorgeous sunset as usual on the shores of Maui, Hawaii.

Routeburn Track, New Zealand

Valley vista on the Routeburn Track through Fiordland National Park, south island, New Zealand.

North side, Maui, Hawaii, USA

Roadtrip sights along the remote northern shores of Maui.

Playa Grande, Costa Rica

The perfect beach, with excellent surf - Playa Grande, just across the river from Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

Poza Azul Waterfall, Costa Rica

A beautiful little gem of a waterfall, just outside of Dominicalito, Costa Rica.

Follow my account on Instagram for a new daily photo: @jewelsoftheearthandsea

Aloha, my name is Jasmine Ayla.

I'm a freelance writer, editor, and content creator based out of Maui, Hawai'i, USA.

I travel the world, write, take photos, surf, and hike!

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