Guard and protect - Fierce looking tiki (ki’i) watch over Hale o Keawe on the big island of Hawaii. Built around 1700 AD, the Heiau served as a sacred temple on the grounds and eventually housed the bones of 23 high chiefs. A number of the ki’i that surround the Hale o Keawe are solitary gods that safeguard the beach looking out to the ocean for kapu breakers, while the extensively decorated and more fearsome ki’i hover patiently at the heaiu.
"Though it’s considered to be the second most poisonous vertebrate in the world, this Puffer Fish (Arothron hispidus) seems harmless enough, kissing a camera lens off the coast of Hawaii." From The Scientist
American rock n' roll singer Elvis Presley plays a ukelele, wearing a Hawaiian shirt and lei, in a still from the film 'Blue Hawaii,' directed by Norman Taurog, (Photo by Paramount Pictures/Courtesy of Getty Images)