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Happy Holi!

29 March 2013

Korowiri Village, Labasa, Fiji

While the world I’m familiar with conducts solemn Good Friday activities celebrating the passion of Christ in quiet contemplation, another world celebrates a new year the Hindi way, with the festival of colours! Happy Holi!

We had a free day on Good Friday (which in Fiji is called Easter Friday) as the staff of […]

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First Day – Labasa, Fiji’s Northern Division

28 March 2013

Labasa Town, Northern Division, Fiji

The incredibly efficient and fired up WWF South Pacific team in Fiji has given us a packed itinerary for our five weeks stay to document the entire length of the Great Sea Reefs of Fiji. Locally known as Cakaulevu, the Great Sea Reefs is the world’s third longest continuous barrier reef system. It runs […]

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Whale Sharks of Cenderawasih Bay, Province of Papua, Indonesia

23 March 2013

I really believe in saying “it’s better late than never”. Well, this post is almost a year late but nonetheless, the experience is still fresh in my mind like it happened yesterday.  As we get ready to leave tomorrow for our next brand new expedition to Fiji, I thought it best to finish 1 […]

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The Coral Triangle Expedition now in YouTube!

Four years ago our expedition started in April 2009. Another year and a half later, we finished an almighty big book called The Coral Triangle. And yet another year after that (as in today), we finally managed to make a short slideshow summary of our fantastic Coral Triangle adventure through this YouTube video.

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Masterclass in Nature Photography by Jürgen Freund at JCU

Cairns-based photographer Jürgen Freund has been pointing his camera at all creatures great and small for several decades now, and with great success.

He won the 2010 PATA Gold Award for Travel Photography with an image of marine biologist Brad Norman tagging a whale shark at Ningaloo Reef. A spectacular picture of a Minke whale’s eye […]

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GEO Magazine features Fish Faces of the Coral Triangle

Last April, we had a truly charming feature in Germany’s GEO Magazine on the Coral Triangle’s colourful and cryptic marine creatures – a sure sign of biodiversity in this ecoregion. Soon it will also come out in GEO International magazines all over the world in around 16 countries!

A Raja Ampat Video of Freund Factory at work – WWF Coral Triangle Expedition

A Raja Ampat Video of Freund Factory at work – WWF Coral Triangle Expedition

While we were in North Raja Ampat, we were incredibly fortunate to have professional photographers and videographers Claudia & Leon Joubert document our stay and experience in what is arguably the epicenter of marine biodiversity. Claudia Pellarini-Joubert and Leon Joubert of the Bittenbysharks.com fame […]

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GEO Snake Expedition – Australia 2008

GEO Snake Expedition – Australia 2008

FLASHBACK – February 2008

Way back December 2007, Yogi was asked by the GEO photo editors to do a photographic snake expedition with scientist Dr. Guido Westhoff. The assignment required them to go to the Queensland outback for land snakes and Weipa for sea snakes. This expedition marked our first big collaboration with GEO […]

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Lake Eyre 2 – Birdlife and Pelicans in the Outback

Our first activity after getting our campsite nicely setup and cozy, was to take a 2 day aerial flight to see what the flooding looked like from the air, and to look for pelicans. With water from Queensland seeping into the normally dry outback country, the pelicans found rich waterways and feeding grounds. How they know where water in the […]

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Timor Leste Cowboys from the Maubissi Highlands

14 – 16 August 2010

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Highland Maubisse was some six hours drive from Dili. It sounds like a long trip uphill but we stopped a lot along the way. One scene that definitely made us pause was the painful sight of a forest gone and the erosion that took its place.

Once […]