fiji Islands

The Fiji Islands are an archipelago of over 330 islands lie at the crossroads of the Pacific, between the Americas and Australia and have an interesting blend of various cultures, Melanesian, Polynesian, Indian, European and Chinese. This blend is reflected in the food, the language, architecture and ambience.

 

- Fiji from Above -
 
A shot taken from the plane to Viti Levu, Fiji. From this height the contrasts between the blue ocean water and the colors of the lagoons and small coral reefs surrounding the islands create spectacular scenery.

 

 

 

 

 

Fiji

               Septmber / October 2014

- Fish Highway -
 

Swim in the Blue Lagoon of Nacula island with thousands of fish it's a nice experience. Jumping out of the boat you are immersed in a shimmering tornado of shining fish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nakula Island - Yasawa - Fiji

              September / October 2014

- Natural Model -
 

 I know that this picture seems prepared, the subject does not have a natural pose and she knows that I'm going to take a picture of her. BUT, this is not entirely true, I was playing with the village children trying to snap a few shots. This little girl, when she saw that I was pointing the camera at her, she did not smile like all the other children, but took a position almost studied, graceful, almost like a professional model her eyes do not even look directly into the lens.

 

Taveuni Island- Fiji   September / October 2014

- Sweet Fingers -
 

 During the entire day spent with some members of "Rise-Up International" with the people of the community of a small village on the island of Taveuni in the north of Fiji, there were "really sweet moments". This girl was eating a lollipop ... as you can see I took this picture a little late ... it would seem that the candy is gone ..... or not?

 

 

 

Taveuni Island- Fiji   September / October 2014

- Underwater Sunrise -
 

In a small island in the Yasawa in the west of Fiji. I went out for a swim at 6:30 in the morning, the light was perfect, hypnotic.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tawea Island - Yasawa - Fiji

              September / October 2014

 

- Seascape -
 

The warm waters surrounding the Fiji Island are home to a colorful marine biodiversity, coral reefs are full of life, just put your head under the water to enter a world of incredible landscapes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nakula Island - Yasawa - Fiji

              September / October 2014

- Nymphaea nouchali -
 

The Garden of the Sleeping Giant sits at the foothills of the Nausori Highlands about 20 minutes drive north of Nadi.

The attractive landscaped gardens specialize in

Fiji’s native plants.

 

 

Viti Levu - Fiji   September / October 2014

- Fijian Necklace -
 

A turquoise necklace that emerges from the blue waters of the South Pacific, impossible not to be stuck to the window of the airplane and enjoy the view.

 

 

Fiji Island

  September / October 2014

- The Market in Nadi -
 

Just after noon I found myself have a look between the market stalls of Nadi .... The market, full of people intent on shopping, is well stocked of course all products are local, small bananas, juicy pineapple, fragrant tomatoes, taro, roots of kava and also some other product ..... a very tired product.

 
 
 
 
 

Nadi - Viti Levu - Fiji

              September / October 2014

- Island's life -
 

It's amazing how in certain parts of the world with a mask and a pair of fins you can spend whole days exploring coral reefs populated by thousands of fish. With the same ease with which you take a bus to go to the movies or the subway to get to work, here you can take a boat to go in a remote corner of a desert island or in some lagoon for have a  look underwater.

 

 

Nakula Island - Yasawa - Fiji

              September / October 2014

- The Anemonefish -
 

The clown anemonefish is a non-migratory species that lives in tropical, marine habitats associated with rocky or coral reefs. They are found at a depth range of 10 to 50 feet (3 to 15 m). They form symbiotic associations with the anemones Heteractis magnifica. Anemones provide protection for these fish as well as their nests. In return the anemone may benefit from fish consumption of parasites and increased water circulation from the fanning action of the fishes fins. Anemonefishes have mucous covering which protects them from the sting of anemone tentacles. Acclimation must occur before a fish is immune to the stinging tentacles. This is achieved by the fish swimming around the anemone and rubbing its ventral side and fins on the tentacles.

 

Nakula Island - Yasawa - Fiji                                                                                                     September / October 2014