America by Air: Popup Waterfalls in Hawaii

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

From reader Glenn in Haymarket, Virginia, who previously submitted this perilous shot from a volcano:

This time, instead of a biplane over Kilaeua, it’s a helicopter over Kauai, specifically the Na Pali Coast, a chain of mountains in the northwest of Kauai. This picture shows a good example of the popup waterfalls you get after rain showers in the islands.

The zoomed-out views of that coastline are spectacular.