August 6, 2014

The Weeping Wall, Hawaii

Photograph by Justin Gartman, National Geographic Your Shot

A series of thin waterfalls cuts sharp lines into the verdant, 5,066-foot Mount Waialeale on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, to form what is known as the Weeping Wall. Waialeale is the second wettest spot on Earth, receiving roughly 450 inches of rainfall per year. Accordingly, the upper reaches of the wall are almost always covered by rain clouds—in fact, the shield volcano's summit only peeks through the clouds on 20 days each year.

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