New Caledonia Expedition: A Treasure Trove of Stunning Sea Life

Yesterday we explored the remote Huon Island and its lagoon, and experienced the most vibrant refuge for marine life, including an incredible diversity of species. In this photo essay you will see the azure waters of the Huon lagoon, a little jack using a shark’s wave pressure to swim in front of the shark’s nose, a sea turtle returning to the sea after laying eggs on the island, a sea lily that looks like green and orange fireworks, a white and black sea snake, a giant clam of psychedelic colors, and a minute anemone shrimp.

Click here to view all New Caledonia expedition blog posts.

This expedition is led by National Geographic in collaboration with the Institute de Recherche pour le Development (IRD) of New Caledonia and the Waitt Institute.

Thanks to Pristine Seas sponsors Blancpain and Davidoff Cool Water.


  1. sepideh
    December 10, 2013, 8:31 am

    these pictures are one of the most beautiful photos i’ve ever seen. thank you

  2. Abu Daud
    November 30, 2013, 9:42 pm

    Beautiful underwater

  3. jose wamutheu
    November 24, 2013, 12:32 pm

    This is beautiful!