Celebrated Nature Photographer Dies After Falling from a Cliff


Nate Yeun

Nate Yeun, a well-respected nature photographer, has been discovered useless after falling from a cliff in Hawaii whereas out mountaineering.

Tributes have flooded in for the naturalist on social media who was keen about documenting, and preserving, Hawaii.

Search organizers say Yuen went for a hike on Sunday however by no means got here dwelling, stories the SF Gate.

He was final seen on the Waimano Valley Ridge trailhead at round 08:00 carrying a maroon shirt and inexperienced cap. His automotive was later discovered by Honolulu cops at close by Pearl Metropolis Excessive College, authorities say.

A big group of volunteers assembled to search for the favored photographer. One member of the search social gathering noticed Yuen on the base of a cliff and his physique was airlifted out at 11:00 on Sunday.

Natalia Hussey-Burdick, Chief of Workers on the Hawai’i State Home of Representatives, shared the information on Fb after being a part of the seek for Yuen.

“We did discover him this morning, however he was already gone. Deepest mahalos to everybody who shared the decision to motion,” Hussey-Burdick writes.

“A whole lot of individuals throughout the islands confirmed up for him, in the identical means, he would have carried out for you. Nate confirmed up for all the pieces. It doesn’t matter what the problem was, he was at all times there, preventing for the aina [land], the wai [water], and each dwelling factor on this planet.”

Passionate Nature Photographer

Yuen’s Fb and Instagram are festooned with colourful photos displaying beautiful vegetation, landscapes, and lagoons from Hawaii.

He additionally captured wonderful photographs of the delivery of a Hawaiian monk seal pup, writing a supporting article too.

Yuen’s final Fb submit featured {a photograph} of the dawn over a tidepool at Makapu’u which had a whole lot of tributes beneath.

“Your lovely photographs have brightened my day and deepened my love and appreciation for the ʻāina for a few years. Mahalo for that. Relaxation in peace, Nate,” writes Brett Jones.

Whereas Jennifer Hussong added: “I had nothing however respect and admiration for Nate Yuen, akamai [smart], pono [necessary], and a tremendous photographer. What a loss to so many communities.”

His household has stated that for now, the easiest way to honor Yuen is to volunteer or donate to the Sierra Membership, Oahu Search & Rescue. Or every other trigger the photographer supported.

Solely yesterday, PetaPixel reported on one other tragic demise of a photographer in Florida when a dune collapsed on him.

Picture credit: Header picture by Nate Yuen.