Remote Polynesia Sep-Oct 2013


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French Polynesia and the Pitcairns. Full trip report here.

Tahiti

Central hub for all travel around the region

Tahiti International Airport
International airport
Tahiti - Marae statue
Marae statue
Tahiti - Marae statue
Marae statue
Tahiti - Marae statue
Marae statue
  Tahiti interior valley
Birding the interior
Tahiti interior valley
Interior scenery
Tahiti east coast
East coast
Morea
Nearby Morea

Mangareva

Start point for Pitcairn

Mangareva harbour
Harbour
Mangareva harbour
Harbour
Braveheart
The Braveheart
Heading out to sea
Heading out to sea
  Mangareva cathedral
Cathedral
Mangareva scenery
Scenery
   

Pitcairn

First port of call

Arrival at Pitcairn
Arrival
Harbour - Pitcairn
Transfer to shore
Transfer to shore - Pitcairn
Transfer to shore
Locals - Pitcairn
Local greeting party
  Scenery Pitcairn
Scenery
Pitcairn scenery
Scenery
   

Henderson

Uninhabited Henderson

Henderson zodiac ride
Preparing to board
Henderson zodiac ride
First zodiac ride
Henderson scenery
Scenery
Henderson scenery
Scenery
  Henderson scenery
Scenery
Henderosn walk across island
Walk across island
Henderson scenery
Scenery
Henderson scenery
Scenery
  Henderson sunset
End of the day
     

Oeno

Uninhabited seabird colony

Oeno beach
Scenery
Oeno beach
A tropical beach
Oeno beach
Scenery
Oeno beach zodiac landing
Gentle landing
  Oeno sunset
Sunset
     

Teneraro

Tuamotu Sandpiper habitat

Teneraro beach
Scenery
Teneraro beach
Scenery
Teneraro beach
Scenery
Teneraro sunset
Another sunset

Tetieraro

Rat free with seabird colonies

Tetieraro scenery
Scenery
Tetieraro scenery
Scenery
Tetieraro scenery
Scenery
Tetieraro scenery
Scenery

Nuku Hiva

Marquesan Imperial Pigeon hunting

Nuku Hiva scenery
Scenery
Nuku Hiva scenery
Trek across island
Nuku Hiva scenery
Scenery
Nuku Hiva church
Church
  Nuku Hiva beach
Scenery
Nuku Hiva church
Scenery
Nuku Hiva statues
Statues
 

Hatutu

Seabirds and Marquesan Ground Dove

Hatutu scenery
Scenery
Hatutu scenery
Scenery
Hatutu scenery
Scenery
 

Ua Huka

Ultramarine Lorikeet's last stand

Ua Huka scenery
Scenery
Ua Huka scenery
Scenery
Ua Huka scenery
Scenery
 

Fatu Hiva

One of the world's most beautiful islands

Fatu Hiva scenery
Scenery
Fatu Hiva scenery
Scenery
Fatu Hiva scenery
Scenery
Fatu Hiva scenery
Scenery
  Fatu Hiva scenery
Scenery
Fatu Hiva scenery
Scenery
   

Rangiroa

A series of massive atolls

Rangiroa scenery
Scenery
Rangiroa scenery
Scenery
Rangiroa birding
Peaful birding
Rangiroa scenery
Scenery
  Rangiroa scenery
Scenery
Rangiroa scenery
Scenery
   

Niau

In search of Niau Kingfisher

Niau scenery
Kingfisher habitat
Niau scenery
Scenery
Niau scenery
Scenery
Niau scenery
Scenery

Makatea

Polynesian Imperial Pigeon and abandoned phosphate mining

Makatea abandoned phosphate mining
Scenery
Makatea abandoned phosphate mining
Scenery
Makatea abandoned phosphate mining
Scenery
Makatea abandoned phosphate mining
Scenery
  Makatea abandoned phosphate mining
Scenery
Makatea abandoned phosphate mining
Scenery
Makatea abandoned phosphate mining
Scenery