Map of Marquesas Islands
Map of Marquesas Islands

Nuku Hiva is the northernmost of the six inhabited islands.

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Nuku Hiva
Nuku Hiva

The largest Marquesan island and second largest in French Polynesia

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Taiohae Bay
Taiohae Bay
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Taiohae Bay
Taiohae Bay
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Taiohae Bay
Taiohae Bay

Jacaranda at anchor

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Taiohae waterfront
Taiohae waterfront
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Administrative Center
Administrative Center

Historical colonial building

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Cafe Vaeaki
Cafe Vaeaki

The dinghy dock and the quay

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Fishermen clean their catch at the quay and throw the fish heads to the sharks

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Taiohae quay
Taiohae quay

Sharks battle it out for the fish parts discarded by the fishermen cleaning their catch

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Henri and his wife
Henri and his wife
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Henri's Snack Vaeaki
Henri's Snack Vaeaki
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Marie
Marie

The owner of the Centre Plongee

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Damas Taupotini
Damas Taupotini

One of the best Marquesan carvers

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1846  engraving - Cases de naturels
1846 engraving - Cases de naturels
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Histoical  engraving  - Taiohae Bay
Histoical engraving - Taiohae Bay
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Commodore Porter off Nuku Hiva 1813
Commodore Porter off Nuku Hiva 1813
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Historical engraving of warriors

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Historical engraving of warriors

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Historical engraving of warrior

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Joseph with the Marquesan carpenter tool and Christ child with breadfruit inside Notre-Dame Cathedral of the Marquesas Islands

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Michael
Michael
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Rose Corser
Rose Corser
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Michelle in her galley aboard Virago, a 100' Swan

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Qing
Qing
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Taiohae
Taiohae

Cecelia at her job in the mayor's office in Taiohae City Hall

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Taiohae
Taiohae

Cecelia in her welcoming outfit

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Taiohae
Taiohae

Cecelia as part of the dance troupe

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The "chief" of the Henua Haka dance troupe They performed to great acclaim in San Diego a few weeks before.

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Henua Haka dancers

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Henua Haka dancers

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Henua Haka dancers

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Fabian, the choreographer
Fabian, the choreographer
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Enjoying the dinner and dance performance

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Moana, tattoo artist
Moana, tattoo artist

with Stephen, a cruising friend who is having his whole body tattooed

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My tattoo
My tattoo

The manta ray, an animal of protection, is my totem. The symbols within tell my story.

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Tattoos
Tattoos

My friend Cyril from Tahuata says I have a good start

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