The Hawaiian Islands formed over a million years ago from a hotspot in the earth's crust. Over time, molten lava from the hotspot continued to grow and formed a chain of islands that are four times the height of Mount Everest. The once desolate islands gave birth to life from the ohia lehua plant and fruit flies, and were inhabited by Polynesian islanders who followed the migration of the pacific golden plover. Today, Hawaii is one of the most culturally diverse places in the world and home to some of the rarest types of species.

Film Duration: 43 min .