New Caledonia, South Pacific

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Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to Noumea and the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia, South Pacific.

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Large tree ferns (Cyathea intermedia) are seen in the vicinity of the Oumagne Caves on the Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, South Pacific. Tree Fern, South Pacific, Caves, Ferns, Plants, Fern, Flora, Cave, Blanket Forts

Large tree ferns (Cyathea intermedia) are seen in the vicinity of the Oumagne Caves on the Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, South Pacific.

This wooden Kanak totem was seen at the Tjibaou Cultural Center in Noumea, New Caledonia, South Pacific. Cultural Center, South Pacific, Garden Sculpture, Culture, Outdoor Decor

This wooden Kanak totem was seen at the Tjibaou Cultural Center in Noumea, New Caledonia, South Pacific.

The Catholic Cathedral of St Joseph in Noumea, New Caledonia, South Pacific, was built by convict labor. St Joseph, South Pacific, Notre Dame, Catholic, Cathedral, Building, Travel, Saint Joseph, Viajes

The Catholic Cathedral of St Joseph (1893) in Noumea, New Caledonia, South Pacific, was built by convict labor.

The Oumagne Caves near the center of the, Isle of Pines in New Caledonia, South Pacific, are also known as the Grotte de la Reine Hortense for a Kanak queen who once took refuge here. David Stanley, South Pacific, Caves, Queen, Cave, Show Queen, Blanket Forts

The Oumagne Caves near the center of the, Isle of Pines in New Caledonia, South Pacific, are also known as the Grotte de la Reine Hortense for a Kanak queen who once took refuge here.

Lush vegation envelopes the path into the Oumagne Caves near the center of the Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, South Pacific. South Pacific, Lush, Paths, Paradise, World, Envelopes, Travel, Viajes, Pathways

Lush vegation envelopes the path into the Oumagne Caves near the center of the Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, South Pacific.

Traditional outrigger canoes or pirogues can be seen along Baie de St Joseph near Vao on the Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, South Pacific. Outrigger Canoe, Canoes, St Joseph, South Pacific, Traditional, Outdoor Decor, Saint Joseph

Traditional outrigger canoes or pirogues can be seen along Baie de St Joseph near Vao on the Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, South Pacific.

Christian and Kanak symbolism stand side by side on the beach at Baie de St Maurice near Vao on the Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, South Pacific. South Pacific, Statue Of Liberty, Christian, Beach, Travel, Statue Of Liberty Facts, Viajes, Liberty Statue, Seaside

Christian and Kanak symbolism stand side by side on the beach at Baie de St Maurice near Vao on the Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, South Pacific.

The Catholic church at Vao on the Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, South Pacific, recalls the first French missionaries who landed here in South Pacific, Catholic, French, French Language, France, Roman Catholic

The Catholic church (1860) at Vao on the Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, South Pacific, recalls the first French missionaries who landed here in 1848.

In the century the Isle of Pines in southern New Caledonia, South Pacific, was a penal colony and the walls at the administrative center at Kuto were designed to defend against rebellions. Penal Colony, South Pacific, Colonial, 19th Century, Sidewalk, Southern, Walls, Design, Wands

In the 19th century the Isle of Pines in southern New Caledonia, South Pacific, was a penal colony and the walls at the administrative center at Kuto were designed to defend against rebellions.

In June 2018 this upbeat message was left on Kuto Beach on the Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, South Pacific. South Pacific, June, Beach, Seaside

In June 2018 this upbeat message was left on Kuto Beach on the Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, South Pacific.

Kuto Beach has one of the finest swimming and windsurfing beaches on the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia, South Pacific. Snorkelers in search of coral reefs should look elsewhere Coral Reefs, Windsurfing, South Pacific, Beaches, Swimming, Search, Water, Outdoor, Swim

Kuto Beach has one of the finest swimming and windsurfing beaches on the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia, South Pacific. Snorkelers in search of coral reefs should look elsewhere

Kuto Beach on the Isle of Pines in southern New Caledonia is one of the finest places in the South Pacific to swim. South Pacific, Southern, Swimming, Beach, Water, Places, Outdoor, Swim, Gripe Water

Kuto Beach on the Isle of Pines in southern New Caledonia is one of the finest places in the South Pacific to swim.

The Isle of Pines in southern New Caledonia, South Pacific gets its name from its distinctive "candelabra" pine (Araucaria columnaris), such as these growing on Ile Bayonnaise at the entrance to the Baie de Kuto. South Pacific, Candelabra, Pine, Entrance, Southern, Mountains, Water, Travel, Outdoor

The Isle of Pines in southern New Caledonia, South Pacific gets its name from its distinctive "candelabra" pine (Araucaria columnaris), such as these growing on Ile Bayonnaise at the entrance to the Baie de Kuto.

The catamaran ferry Betico II links Kuto on the Isle of Pines with Noumea, New Caledonia, South Pacific. Catamaran, South Pacific, Opera House, Building, Travel, Viajes, Buildings, Traveling, Trips

The catamaran ferry Betico II links Kuto on the Isle of Pines with Noumea, New Caledonia, South Pacific.

This sculpture at the Tjibaou Cultural Center in Noumea, New Caledonia, South Pacific, represents a mythical giant who used his penis to carve a passage through Olal Reef off North Ambym, Vanuatu. Cultural Center, Vanuatu, South Pacific, Lion Sculpture, Carving, Culture, Statue, Art, Art Background

This sculpture (1961) at the Tjibaou Cultural Center in Noumea, New Caledonia, South Pacific, represents a mythical giant who used his penis to carve a passage through Olal Reef off North Ambym, Vanuatu.

A traditional Kanak dance group performs in the garden of the Tjibaou Cultural Center at Noumea, New Caledonia, South Pacific. Cultural Center, South Pacific, Culture, Dance, Traditional, Statue, Group, Garden, Dancing

A traditional Kanak dance group performs in the garden of the Tjibaou Cultural Center at Noumea, New Caledonia, South Pacific.