Ua Huka, Marquesas

Aug 23, 2018 - National Geographic Orion


The historical and almost mythical attraction to the Marquesas takes only a moment to understand and accept. The land itself possesses a strength and vocal character. It is raw and varied in its topography, unable to be masked by the lush green growth, peaking out, unwilling to be entirely covered.

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Ian Strachan

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

One steady constant in Ian’s life has been the ocean. Born by the rocky shores of mid-coast Maine, his family repatriated to far north Queensland in Australia early on in his life where he became a dual-citizen and sparked his passion for exploring new environments. Living only an hour away from the Great Barrier Reef served to direct, if not focus, the exhilaration of discovery and set him on his current path. Returning to native soil for education, Ian was fascinated by altogether too many subjects, leaving him with a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in Psychobiology, focusing on animal behavior and perception, and with minors in Astronomy, History, and Environmental Science.

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