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Diving the Great Sea Reef

Mali Island – Diving, Spearfishing and Sea Snakes

2 – 3 April 2013 Mali Island, Fiji –  16°19’60” S  179°21’0″ E We had a grand opportunity of checking out the Great Sea Reef underwater while in Mali Island. Our Ligaulevu Village host Leone Vokai operates a brand new dive shop called the Great Sea Reef Divers and he invited us to go diving with […]

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Mali Island - Mangroves and Crabs

Mali Island – Mangroves and Crabs

30 March – 2 April 2013 Mali Island, Fiji –  16°19’60” S  179°21’0″ E When we first received our shot list from Patricia Mallam of WWF South Pacific on what to document in the Great Sea Reef, one line jumped out like it was in ALL CAPS and in BOLD LETTERS. MUD CRABS!  I simply adore […]

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Freunds Land in Fiji

Dreams Do Come True – Freunds Land in Fiji

This has got to be the 50th time I’ve pinched myself since speaking to Stella and Jürgen about a month ago. The realization that the ‘Deities of Photography’ are actually going to be here in Fiji, capturing the essence of paradise and the hidden gem of the South Pacific, hasn’t yet set. My heart skipped […]

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Whale Sharks of Cenderawasih Bay

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 […]

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Coral Triangle Expedition The Coral Triangle in YouTube

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. Original music […]

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Coral Triangle featured in BBC Wildlife Magazine BBC Wildlige Magazine

The Coral Triangle featured in the BBC Wildlife Magazine

We have been working hard to promote the Coral Triangle through our pictures. The images we accumulated during the whole 18 month expedition is slowly getting its proper exposure in the world. For starters, here’s a beautiful portfolio last March in BBC Wildlife Magazine. Enjoy the magnificent Coral Triangle!

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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 […]

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

10 – 14 July 2010 S8 43.279 E157 26.611 – 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 […]

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