This Bird’s Eye View Of Oahu Will Take Your Breath Away

Known affectionately as “The Gathering Place,” Oahu is Hawaii’s third largest island, but home to two-third’s of the state’s population. And despite the fact that so many people call this small, 600-square-mile island home, its natural beauty surpasses that of almost any travel destination we can think of. From the shimmering, turquoise waters of Kailua, and fish swimming underwater, to magnificent waterfalls hidden deep in the island’s valleys, the magestic Ko’olau Mountains, this incredible footage, shot by David Leiter for Hawaii News Now, is sure to drop your jaw and leave you stunned speechless.

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Isn’t our island home simply breathtaking? There’s a reason “lucky we live Hawaii” is such a common phrase heard across the islands.

Want to see more epic footage of Hawaii? Be sure to check out this breathtaking footage of Maui, as well as this video that gives us a never before seen tour of Kauai.