Floris van Breugel on February 9th, 2012

Approximately 3,500 years ago, a group of hardy sea-faring individuals arrived at the remote island chain we now know as Samoa by way of clever navigation using the stars, ocean currents, weather phenomena, bird migrations, and no doubt a huge amount of luck. According to oral accounts Samoa is the center of Polynesia, and it …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on August 23rd, 2011

This is the last part in a 3-part series of images from my trip to Hawaii. You can see the previous two here: Walking on Stars (Maui), and Pele’s Playground (Hawaii Volcanoes NP). The volcanic soils of the Hawaiian Islands are incredibly rich in nutrients, which when combined with ample rainfall makes for fantastically lush …Read the Rest…

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