Maitu Island, Kokoana Passage
Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands
November 10, 2000
Nikon RS, 50mm + 2x teleconverter
SS200, Fujichrome Velvia
Here are images from a recent trip to the Solomon
Islands. The trip aboard the Bilikiki liveaboard boat was hosted by
wonderful underwater photographers Chris Newbert and his wife Birgitte
"Deda" Wilms (authors of the incredible coffee table books
"Within a Rainbowed Sea" and "In a Sea of Dreams").
I found them gracious and fun hosts, and they were so inspiring that
I took many more photos than on previous dive trips. I would have
run out of film about halfway through the trip were it not for the
generous nature of Deda, Scott and Diane Waring (managers aboard the
Bilikiki) and Barry Kulick, another guest on board, all of whom managed
to supplement my film supply. There is no place to buy film in the
islands once the boat is underway!
There are approximately 170 images from this trip
displayed here, and I've migrated them to a new area on the site,
so I would appreciate it very much if you would report any problems
me. I've chosen to include some images that may be technically
flawed, but have some critter interest to them. I also hope to get
some of my topside photos added and perhaps more of a trip report
at some point.