MOMENTS IN MELANESIA




A photo collection from & about Suzanne Noakes
The May 1962 National Geographic magazine
      sparked Suzanne’s life long interest in
Melanesian countries within the va...
For over 20 years, Suzanne has
 traveled extensively throughout
  Melanesia as a tour guide and
  promoter of travel produ...
http://www.asiatranspacific.com/ATJ/about/field-staff.aspx
        www.asiatranspacific.com/ATJ/about/field-staff.aspx
www.zeco.com/travel-reports/reports.asp?id=138
West Papua, Papua New Guinea, Torres Strait,
Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji




        MELANESIA
Example of one Melanesian expedition itinerary
Melanesian Cultural Festival, Suva, Fiji, 2006
“I know of no part of the world, the exploration
  of which is so flattering to the imagination,
 so likely to be fruitful...
SING SING and SONG BIRDS
     Papua New Guinea




     SING SING, SONG BIRDS & SEX
Ambua Lodge, Highlands, Papua New Guinea
Raggiana Bird of Paradise




                  SPOT ANY SIMILIARITIES

 Male needs attention     Male leaps to her side
 ...
West Papua
(Irian Jaya, Indonesia)
Solomon Islands
Vanuatu
Fiji
And, for another day, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Indonesia & other journeys
Angkor Wat, World Heritage, Cambodia




                     Fiji
                                       Kalimantan, Born...
Extra PNG shots

suzanne@pacificasiatourism.org
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
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Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10
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Moments in melanesia suzanne noakes sep 10

  1. 1. MOMENTS IN MELANESIA A photo collection from & about Suzanne Noakes
  2. 2. The May 1962 National Geographic magazine sparked Suzanne’s life long interest in Melanesian countries within the vast Oceania region. (Vol. 121, No. 5)
  3. 3. For over 20 years, Suzanne has traveled extensively throughout Melanesia as a tour guide and promoter of travel products into the South Pacific. Those travels have given her access to some magnificent people and places she has captured in thousands of photos. This presentation shares some of those images.
  4. 4. http://www.asiatranspacific.com/ATJ/about/field-staff.aspx www.asiatranspacific.com/ATJ/about/field-staff.aspx
  5. 5. www.zeco.com/travel-reports/reports.asp?id=138
  6. 6. West Papua, Papua New Guinea, Torres Strait, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji MELANESIA
  7. 7. Example of one Melanesian expedition itinerary
  8. 8. Melanesian Cultural Festival, Suva, Fiji, 2006
  9. 9. “I know of no part of the world, the exploration of which is so flattering to the imagination, so likely to be fruitful in interesting results, whether to the naturalist, the ethnologist, or the geographer, and altogether so well calculated to gratify the enlightened curiosity of an adventurous explorer, as the interior of New Guinea…. the wonders it probably conceals.” JOSEPH BEETES JUKES HMS Fly 1842-46
  10. 10. SING SING and SONG BIRDS Papua New Guinea SING SING, SONG BIRDS & SEX
  11. 11. Ambua Lodge, Highlands, Papua New Guinea
  12. 12. Raggiana Bird of Paradise SPOT ANY SIMILIARITIES Male needs attention Male leaps to her side Shake plumes Dance more frenzied Throws out wings Hoping up and down Shows off Lunges strikes female Hangs upside down Lasts 2 to 3 seconds Tosses plumes around Female flies off Thrusts brightest part Male onto next conquest Female pecks him
  13. 13. West Papua (Irian Jaya, Indonesia)
  14. 14. Solomon Islands
  15. 15. Vanuatu
  16. 16. Fiji
  17. 17. And, for another day, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Indonesia & other journeys
  18. 18. Angkor Wat, World Heritage, Cambodia Fiji Kalimantan, Borneo Indonesia.
  19. 19. Extra PNG shots suzanne@pacificasiatourism.org

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