Mauna Kea with a snow cap
Location: Big Island, Hawaii
This is Mauna Kea in winter. Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano, is the tallest mountain in Hawaii, rising 4,205 meters (13,796 ft) above sea level. Its name means "white mountain," and in winter you can see how it got that name. Mauna Kea's summit is home to a number of important astronomical observatories, which are visible in this photo.
We can see Mauna Kea from several places in our garden, but I took this photo from a neighbor's field in January of 2008.