Photographs by Susan Middleton and David Liittschwager from “Remains of a Rainbow: Rare Plants and Animals of Hawai’i”
By Jeff Yamauchi
Ka Lā staff writer
On the main ground floor of the Hawai’i Convention Center, the photographic exhibit of Hawai’i’s endangered flora and fauna showcases the fragility and unique diversity. The running theme of the IUCN World Conservation Congress is the loss of biodiversity, and the prime example of loss and endangered species is unfortunately in Hawai’i. In “Remains of a Rainbow: Rare Plants and Animals of Hawai’i,” Susan Middleton’s and David Liittschwager’s remarkable photographs highlights the individual and inherent beauty that words and statistics can never really capture. These gorgeous oversized images naturally raise a plea for conservation and protecting what biodiversity remains in perpetuity. The alarming rate of species extinction in Hawai’i and elsewhere is great cause for concern.
If you haven’t had a chance to see the captivating photographs of Hawai’i’s endangered biota make sure to spend some time before it ends today, September 9th.
For Susan Middleton’s interview about her exhibit go to: http://thegreenleaf.staradvertiserblogs.com/2016/08/28/iucn-spotlight-remains-of-a-rainbow/
For a comprehensive assessment of threatened and endangered species in Hawai’i go to: