Over the past month, I was able to follow up on some projects I have been wanting to do for quite a while. Part of that was also to utilize the footage I shot during the REPICORE feedback trip earlier this year. Besides spending a few weeks on Fiji, I also had a few days on Samoa and the Solomon Islands, which I particularly liked.
After arriving in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands I flew on to Munda where I spent the coming days together with Dr. Akuila Cakacaka and Dr. Janne Rohe, both members of the REPICORE project. While and in-between community visits I shot a lot of footage that didn’t make it into the REPICORE movie (which you can watch here if you haven’t done it yet).
I was truly amazed by this part of the world: the culture, the landscape, the wildlife, the oceans.. all of it seemed so pristine and I am already playing with a few ideas to get back to this Pacific island jewel.
For now sit back, relax and dive into the Solomon Islands with me!
Tom is a marine biologist, photographer, and filmmaker specializing in conservation imagery and film. His scientific background is a strong asset in creating appealing imagery, articles, and short films. Tom has won several awards and nominations with his images and films, such as the German Prize for Science Photography in 2016/2017. Tom’s images and articles have been published in international magazines and newspapers such as The Guardian, Welt am Sonntag, Diver, Tauchen, In-flight magazines, Bild der Wissenschaften and more. In 2017 he launched www.tomvierus.com for a wider portfolio and business requests.
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