This Gorgeous Photo of Maui’s Haleakalā Will Appear on the New Forever Stamp
The U.S. Postal Service puts Haleakalā Crater on a stamp.
Photo: Courtesy of United States Postal Service
Want to give your letters a little more aloha? You’ll soon be able to plaster your envelope with a stamp featuring a misty, rainbow-decked Haleakalā Crater. It’s part of a new series of Forever stamps commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
The beautiful image was shot by Kevin Ebi, a Seattle-based nature photographer who captured the shot during a stormy day on the Maui summit. In his account of the adventure, he writes that, because of the heavy rain and fog, he wasn’t sure he’d be able to get anything at all. “During the hour and a half I spent on the rim, the storm gave me just six opportunities to photograph rainbows,” he writes. “My favorite image—and the one that is used on the stamp—was taken during the next-to-last ‘window.’ It was also the briefest opportunity. I was able to shoot only a single frame before the rainbow vanished.”
Good fortune for Ebi—his photo joins just 15 others in this exclusive new series. Other parks featured include Carlsbad Caverns, The Everglades and the Grand Canyon. Each stamp will be unveiled over a three-week period, and the entire National Parks stamps pane will be officially released on June 2 at the World Stamp Show in New York City.