Hawaii shown in true color. A combination of sunlight and cloud helped to create a stunning image of Hawaii in late July 2017. The islands visible in this image are the “Big Island” (Hawaii), Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau. Clouds cover much of each island, obscuring much of the green vegetation from view. The visible landscape appears mostly dark tan or black rocky outcroppings, where rainfall is lower and less vegetation grows.