Gallery 21: Waimea Canyon – Kauai, Hawaii

Waimea Canyon, also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, is a large canyon approximately ten miles long and up to 3,000 feet deep and is located on the western side of Kauai in the Hawaiian Islands of the United States. The canyon was formed by a deep incision of the Waimea River arising from the extreme rainfall on the island’s central peak, Mount Waialeale, which is among the wettest places on earth.