My personal favourite photos from over 93,000 travel images in my database. The 28 colour and two black-and-white photos were taken over eleven years, eleven countries with ten lenses on seven cameras.
A Piece of France in the South Seas
Like a South Seas dream come true, New Caledonia lies east of Australia in the Pacific Ocean. Seen from Europe, this is actually directly at the other end of the world. Those who take the long journey will experience turquoise water and dazzling white beaches as well as many surprises.
All endemic or what?
Grasshoppers, ants, cicadas, black flies, phasmids. Then 197 species of butterflies and even a leafcutter bee. The island is also home to endemic snakes, skinks, geckos, bats, 21 species of birds, including an entire family of bird species, the kagus.