Lake Eyre 1 – Following the Water

Have you ever wondered what a massive lake in the middle of the flat dry Australian desert looks like?  Can you even begin to imagine what or where this famed lake is? Lake Eyre for those who know where it is geographically conjures visions of expansive dry salt fields beside the red sand dunes of the great Simpson Desert. And the Lake Eyre […]

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Photography in the Coral Triangle – by Jürgen Freund

April 2009 – September 2010

In 1995, when I was a fresh full-time wildlife photographer – after quitting my Industrial Photography day job of many years,  I went for 12 months on my very own photographic expedition through the Coral Triangle. I first visited Christmas Island, Australia for half a year to document the red land […]

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Faces of Solomon Islanders

15 – 17 July 2010

Chea Village, Marovo Island

Still in Chea Village, Marovo Lagoon, we concentrated in photographing people. The weather had not eased up on us and with the rains and occasional bursts of sunshine, we did mostly indoors stuff. And the Solomon Islander children were absolutely beautiful. Their mocha brown skins were shinny and […]

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Talented carvers of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands

15 – 17 July 2010

Chea Village, Marovo Island

After strong winds and rain throughout our stay in Tetepare, we were dreading the island crossing from Tetepare to Marovo Lagoon, New Georgia. We were bracing ourselves for big waves and made sure all our belongings were packed water tight and safely under the tarp. I woke up […]

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Tetepare Turtles, Coconut Crabs and Seaweed Research in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands

10 – 14 July 2010

Tetepare Island

The Tetepare Descendants’ Association take their conservation work very seriously. They protect and manage the entire island most especially their 13km-long Marine Protected Area. Since 2004, they have had a dedicated roster of rangers and different marine monitoring teams from scientists to volunteers doing research in Tetepare’s different unique ecosystems from […]

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Tetepare Island Rangers and WWF Coral Reef Research, Western Province, Solomon Islands

10 – 14 July 2010

Tetepare Island

Tetepare is the largest uninhabited island in the South Pacific where a tiny portion of its massive land is a dedicated research field station and a cooperative ecolodge run by the Tetepare Descendants’ Association or TDA.  Many stories circulate why Tetepare Island (Tetepare meaning wild boar) has remained uninhabited for more than 150 years. One story […]

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Pristine Rainforest in Kolombangara, Western Province, Solomon Islands

7 – 9 July 2010

Imbu Rano Lodge

The only chance we had during this entire expedition to visit a forest was here in the Pacific. A forest, you might ask? What has that got to do with the Coral Triangle? With marine life?  Nature, from the highest forest to the deepest sea has deep links to […]

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Aquaculture Farming and Post Tsunami in Gizo, Solomon Islands

6 – 7 July 2010

WorldFish Center, Nusa Tupe & Gizo Airport

Onma Lodge, Kolombangara

The April 2007 earthquake and tsunami wrecked havoc to the lives of many in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands. Foreign aid and rebuilding was slow and difficult, but the people of the Western Province persevered and rebuilt their lives from scratch. […]

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The People of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

5 – 24 June 2010

It is now 15 months that we have been non-stop on the road from Asia to the Pacific.  The diving has been spectacular but its the people we have met along the way that made our journey so much richer. The honest and open faces of people in the deep unvisited […]

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Lovely Lissenung and Day Trips to Kavieng, New Ireland, PNG

4 – 24 June 2010

We totally adored our three weeks in Lissenung. We were so much at home it was LIKE being home. We could achieve so much portraying the many aspects of Kavieng’s village and marine life. First was an entire white board dedicated solely to us and our expedition’s objectives for New Ireland. When […]