Toau and Fakarava, French Polynesia

Apr 28, 2019 - National Geographic Orion

Visiting this part of the world can be life changing. The visual atmosphere alone is an overload of beauty and intrigue. We all explore for different reasons, maybe it is to be immersed in different cultures, maybe it is for the music. For the naturalists and wildlife seekers, here is a photographic tribute to the marine life we encountered on this perfect day between Toau and Fakarava.

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Chris Cook

Undersea Specialist

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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