During the Great Southern Bioblitz 2021, we organised an expedition with Kevin and Wojciech from @birdexplorers to photograph and film Fiji's endemic and rarely seen Pink-billed parrotfinch (Erythrura kleinschmidti). This elusive bird is only found on Fiji's largest island Viti ... Read more
A few weeks back I spent six days with the Kulawai Team on Taveuni, Fiji's fourth-largest island. The group consisted of NatureFiji-MareqetiViti staff and volunteers and was led by Vilikesa Masimbalavu to search for the Kulawai. A bird that has ... Read more
In my last post about the birdlife here in Fiji, I concentrated on the small and medium-sized birds that I have seen and photographed thus far. This post is dedicated to the doves (or pigeons, they are actually the same ... Read more
I know this lockdown sucks for many but there are a few positives of staying home, too. One of them is a lot of (unforeseen) time at hand. One of the tasks that Amanda and I have given ourselves to ... Read more
In last week's blog post I wrote about how we flew to the Iwokrama Forest in Guyana's interior where we started to collect information on Guyana's fauna and flora and existing ecotourism operations. Already on day one, we were lucky ... Read more
On a recent assignment for Urgewald, a German NGO that you can read about more here, I fly to a country many people will never have heard about: Guyana. This natural jewel lies in the north-east of South America and ... Read more
Readers of this blog will know that I have written and photographed extensively about Fiji's sharks in the Shark Reef Marine Reserve. Coinciding with my return to Fiji just a few days ago, Beqa Adventure Divers has yet again created ... Read more
This morning I joined the Global Climate March here in Suva, the capital of Fiji. With the biggest UN Climate conference of this decade, the 2015 Pairs Climate Confrerence (COP21) starting the 30th November and lasting until the 11th of December, ... Read more
Sometimes it can be difficult to adapt to new regulations and rules when you leave your country for another. I myself lived for almost two years in South Africa, a year in Egypt and live large parts of the year ... Read more
Mit dem momentan Plastikverbrauch auf der ganzen Welt, schaufelt sich die Menschheit ihr eigens Grab. Nur ein kleiner Teil davon wird recycelt, ein weitaus größere landet Tag für Tag und Jahr für Jahr in unseren Ozeanen. Unglaubliche 100.000.000 Tonnen schwimmen ... Read more
After you've showered or brushed your teeth, you might have been in contact with quite a lot of microplastic and added to the plastic pollution problem! Many might be wondering what the hell I am talking about. Well, very small plastic beads and ... Read more
Most of us have already tried or at least heard of soybeans. But what is it and how does it look? Is it healthy or is there just a "soybean hype"? And where and how is it produced? I want ... Read more
About Tom Vierus
Tom Vierus is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist based in Suva, Fiji Islands.
This page is dedicated to his work, projects, and assignments and to share some behind-the-scenes footage.