Sometimes we get so caught up with work and complaining about the horrific traffic on H-1 that we neglect to look around and appreciate the magnificent island many of us call home: Oahu. Known as the Gathering Place, this small island may be home to nearly one million residents, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find natural beauty nearly everywhere you look. From waves crashing against the north shore and kayaks resting on the dreamy Mokulua Islands to hikers exploring Ko’olau Mountains and the skyscrapers of Waikiki, this stunning drone footage of Hawaii, shot by Ryan De Seixas, is absolutely breathtaking. Even if we hiked to the island’s highest peaks, we would never be able to experience the surreal, picturesque views featured in this drone footage of Hawaii for ourselves. Ready to fuel your wanderlust?

We are indeed lucky to call such a beautiful island paradise home. Tell us in the comments below: how many of these jaw-dropping landmarks did you recognize immediately from this stunning video of Hawaii? How many have you visited for yourself?

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What is the most beautiful drone footage of Hawaii? 

There is no shortage of gorgeous drone footage of the Hawaiian Islands, thanks in part to our towering mountain peaks and captivating coastline. In the past, we've shared some truly fantastic video, including this drone footage of Hawaii that features some of our most beautiful landscapes as well as surfing action shots. You might also enjoy this epic drone photography of Maui, which quickly proves that TripAdvisor was right when they called it the best island in the world.

Where should I go to take photos of Hawaii? 

The Aloha State is a photographer's paradise, and while we love heading to the islands' most famous lookout spots — think Oahu's Pali Lookout, Waipio Valley on Hawaii Island, or Kauai's Waimea Canyon — stunning natural beauty can be found all around you here in Hawaii — from the golden yellow leaves that blanket the trees of Oahu every year to the vistas you'll encounter on Hawaii's lesser-known trails like this one.

What are the most beautiful places in Hawaii?

From mauka to makai, the Hawaiian Islands are home to more jaw-dropping landscapes and natural wonders than we could possibly count. Even still, some landscapes certainly stand out in a crowd: like the summit of Maui's Mount Haleakala, a volcanic wonder that was shaped by lava and will transport you to another planet or the striking Papakolea Beach found on the southernmost tip of Hawaii Island, one of the world's only green sand beaches. If you need help starting your bucket list, check out the 21 Unimaginably Beautiful Places In Hawaii That You Must See Before You Die

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