Pitcairn Islands Expedition: Tahiti Photo Gallery

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala and an international team of marine scientists and filmmakers have made the first stop on our voyage to the remote Pitcairn Islands, inhabited by a few dozen descendants of the legendary mutineers of the Bounty. (Read Enric’s introduction to the expedition, which is being conducted in partnership with the Pew Environment Group’s Global Ocean Legacy project.)

Although we’re traveling with high-tech diving and filming equipment, and taking planes and modern ships and boats, our route is still crossing the wake of the Bounty herself, Captain Cook before that, and even the ancient settlers who navigated the ocean using only their knowledge of the sea, sky, and stars.

For all of those earlier voyages, Tahiti was a welcome respite, with its tall peaks, fertile ground, and stunning scenery all around. For the modern team, it was the same—a beautiful place to connect to these stories, and prepare for our own approaching projects. In the gallery above, follow this part of the journey with Enric and his team.


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  1. shirli
    March 21, 2012, 11:16 am

    I”m following your progress – what a beautiful place!

  2. Gabriela
    kailua, Hawaii
    March 13, 2012, 3:47 pm

    Best wishes on the expedition! eager to know about the fishes and seabirds!

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