The past year brought me two extra-ordinary travels, first through North India and later an adventure in the South-West Pacific; I think I don’t have to mention that those two journey had quite a photographical output :-) Both topics are not really combinable hence this year I will put you to the choice to get one of those or even both calendars as I’ll produce two annual photo calendars.
To many people the Pacific paradise of the South Seas islands was and still is one of the most exciting dream destinations. There is no question that experiencing typical advertisement-like stereotypes such as snow-white beaches, coconut palm trees and crystal clear blue-turquoise water in person is a lifetime experience par excellence. Though the South Seas true gem is a varicoloured dialogue taking place between the locals, their fascinating tribal culture and a diverse unique nature that is captivating above as well as below the sealine. That beautiful togetherness gets only disturbed when the Earth’s most powerful forces get unleashed, when at the Pacific side of our planet all things called tectonics and volcanism are literally setting the place on fire as Oceania is part of the highly active circum-pacific Ring of Fire