Tahanea, French Polynesia

Apr 09, 2019 - National Geographic Orion


This voyage had some of the best offerings that travelers and wildlife seekers could hope for: superb Pacific weather, warm and gorgeous waters, along with company equally as charming. Our visit to Tahanea was no exception to any of these. Here are five photographs to give a viewing sense of the local marine life we had the good fortune of encountering.

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Chris Cook

Naturalist

A self confessed “animal nerd,” Chris falls under many titles: marine biologist, marine interpreter, dive master, science communicator, and naturalist. Chris was lucky enough to grow up on the East Coast of Australia, where there are no shortage of different coastal environments to explore. While growing up, his friends would be surfing while he would be under the waves, snorkel and mask on looking for fish and all the weird and wonderful creatures he couldn’t get enough of. This love of the ocean lead to him completing a Bachelor of Science in 2005.

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