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Jack Calandra Photography

Welcome. My name is Jack Calandra and I am a photographer from Long Island NY. Please have a look around the different galleries. There is lots to see and I am always adding new images. You can click on any gallary, or on any image to display it in a larger size. The watermarks can be removed if you should decide to order prints. Please see the about me and my contact email is under contacts or use the email icon below. There are buttons underneath each photo that will enable you to share, change the view size or buy that particular photo.
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Silver sword plant 1

Haleakala Volcano 7000 ft. The silvery hairs, fleshy leaves, and low-growing rosette form of the Haleakala silversword (Argyroxiphium sandwicense subsp. macrocephalum) allow it to survive in hot, dry climates like the aeolian desert cinder slopes of the crater. Silverswords live between 3 and 90 years or more. They flower once, sending up a spectacular flowering stalk, and then die soon afterward, scattering drying seeds to the wind.

Delicate silverswords ('ahinahina), once ripped up and taken home by visitors as souvenirs, now depend on management efforts for survival. Park staff fence silversword-munching ungulates out, destroy non-native plants that would crowd out silverswords, and educate park visitors to stay on trails to avoid stepping on fragile silversword seedlings and root systems.

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