A Virtual Voyage Through Papua New Guinea

Emily Deemer November 1, 2013 0
Fire Dancers in Papua New Guinea

© Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotions Authority

Our friends at WWF, NHA’s conservation partner, recently posted a slideshow of pristine Papua New Guinea.  The photos were so stunning we had to share them with our Good Nature readers.  This exotic locale is one of Nat Hab’s and WWF’s newest adventure cruise offerings, Circumnavigating New Guinea WWF Senior Program Officer Cassie O’Connor will be joining the second half of this voyage to offer her expertise and stories about her conservation work in this biodiversity-rich area.

Enjoy this “virtual voyage” through New Guinea’s daily village life and the primal beauty of the Coral Triangle, with over 600 species of coral and 2,000 species of reef fish.

A CORAL REEF NATION

Papua New Guinea with Natural Habitat Adventures

Papua New Guinea is one of the world’s major coral reef nations with more than 15,000 square miles of coral reefs, sea grass beds and mangrove forests. © Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotions Authority

TROBRIAND ISLANDERS

Trobriand Islander, Natural Habitat Adventures Papua New Guinea trip

Trobriand islanders, such as this young man, host an annual Milamala yam harvest festival, which includes processions and traditional rites which travelers have the chance to observe. © Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotions Authority

RABAUL VOLCANOES

Rabual Volcano, Papua New Guinea with Natural Habitat Adventures

Rabaul Island is made up of six volcanoes, most of which are still active. © Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotions Authority

BAINING TRIBE FIRE DANCERS

Baining Tribe Fire Dancers, Papua New Guinea with Natural Habitat Adventures

The Baining tribe of the East New Britain Islands perform fire dances to honor local spirits. Tribe members wear traditional masks of bark cloth, bamboo and leaves, which are discarded after the ceremony. © Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotions Authority

RABAUL SNORKELERS

Snorkeling in Papua New Guinea with Natural Habitat Adventures

The remnants of planes, ships and other wreckage from World War II surround Rabaul Island, which was a Japanese stronghold during the war. Today, it’s a great historical site for for divers and snorkelers. © Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotions Authority

SEPIK WOOD CARVER

Sepik Wood Carving in Papua New Guinea

Sepik area tribes are famous for traditional carvings that are linked to their spiritual beliefs. © Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotions Authority

SEPIK SPIRIT HOUSE

Sepik Spirit House in Papua New Guinea

Some Sepik spirit houses have been replaced by churches; however, the spirit houses that remain continue to play a strong role in traditional beliefs. © Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotions Authority

Travel to Papua New Guinea with Natural Habitat Adventures and WWF.

 

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