Fakarava Atoll, French Polynesia

Apr 11, 2018 - National Geographic Orion


In the early morning we entered the north pass of Fakarava Atoll.  This is one of the largest atolls in the world and home to fantastic snorkeling and diving, a quaint town, and an important cultural site.  And of course, being in the Tuamotus, it is stunningly beautiful.

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Mike Greenfelder

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Mike learned early on that the best way to escape Ohio was to become a marine biologist.  During college at Wittenberg University he attended a semester at Duke University's Marine Lab — that time only confirmed his love for all things oceanic and maritime.  After graduation, Mike promptly moved to Catalina Island in California where he taught marine biology to school kids.  Since 1999, Mike has been working and traveling chasing his three loves: marine critters, photography, and birds.

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