French Polynesia

Below A few of my favorite pictures from a May 2008 trip to French Polynesia. We visited Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Tahaa, Raiatea, and many smaller motu's. We spent a few days on land, then took a week cruise on the M/s Paul Gauguin. I also added underwater images taken with my reliable Nikon D100 DSLR.

 

 

Traveling from the US to Bora Bora required an overnight stop in Tahiti. Our "in-transit" hotel.

 

 

Bora Bora surrounded by lagoons, seen from the airplane.

 

 

Bungalows near Bora Bora.


 

Bora Bora Intercontinental, bottom of image, seen from the airplane.

 

 

Over-water bungalows.

 

 

Moonrise over Bora Bora.

 

 

M/s Paul Gauguin anchored at Moorea.

 

 

Motu (Island).

 

 

Lagoon fishing.

 

 

Resort on Bora Bora

 

 

Afternoon shower near Moorea.


 

Sailing outside the reef.

 

 

I used an under-water kit with my Nikon D100 to capture reef shark and sting rays while diving.

 

 

While swimming in 10 feet of water, what possibly lays below?
I positioned the camera partially above water to capture this image.

 

 

Snorkeling near Tahaa reveals a Trumpet Fish in the clear lagoon.

 

 

Black tipped reef shark and Sting Ray.

 

 

Black tipped reef shark.

 

 

Here I am photographed by our dive instructor, Dominique tehei.
A Lemmon shark proceeds below.

 

 

Tahitian Pearl farm.

 

 

Early morning, Bora Bora.

 

 

Last sunset cocktail, waiting for our night flight home.

 

© 2008 John Miranda