Who’s perspective is correct I wonder? To me I am underwater. I am in that strange place most look down on from an airy world. Would the whale perceive itself as overair? The more I think about more I am sure the whale cares not while it’s in the water the same as we never […]Read More
Tongan Giant Spider
Going back over some of my older photos I came across this golden orb weaver but the background was unusually green and lush. I usually associate golden orb weavers with the arid Australian outback so what confused me for a while is that I was expecting to see muted browns as I was sure this […]Read More
What Part of Hello Did You Not Get!
‘Hello’ said the whale as he swam closer and closer. ‘Hello’ said the whale as he craned for some intelligent response. Finally in frustration at their lack of courtesy he came rushing in fast, stopped, then gave a gentle nudge. ‘What part of hello did you not get! Ah …, memories of Tonga. I can’t […]Read More
There’s a little restaurant on the waterfront in Neiafu on the island of Vava’u called Mango. Instead of by car, patrons here all arrived in little dinghies. Already the landing in front of the restaurant was filling up with the little inflatable boats bobbing up and down in the gentle waters of Koko Bay. We […]Read More
Downside upside downside up …. It’s quite irrelevant to a whale’s watery realm. Meeting George this year in Vava’u, Tonga, was one of the most extraordinary moments of my life and has set things in motion I could never have envisioned. I have already written about George and my first encounter with him in an […]Read More