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Pacific landscapes are diverse, from towering volcanos to low coral atolls. The ocean is always close at hand, yet good Pacific landscape photography extends far beyond the beach. Our travel pictures illustrate the soaring peaks of Polynesia, rugged ranges of Fiji, and thick jungles of Micronesia.

All photos on are by David Stanley, author of Moon Handbooks South Pacific. The images on this page are details. To view the complete photos, click on the thumbnails.

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Savusavu, Fiji

Yacht Anchorage, Savusavu, Fiji

The sheltered waters between Savusavu town and tiny Nawi Island are one of Fiji's best protected anchorages. Savusavu sits on southern Vanua Levu, an old volcanic island slowly sinking in the sea.
Upolu Island, Samoa

Falefa Falls east of Apia on northern Upolu Island, Samoa.

Moorea, French Polynesia

Pineapples grow below a volcano, Moorea, French Polynesia.

Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji Savaii, Samoa Cape Taputapu, American Samoa

A 900-meter-high ridge at Nadarivatu, Northern Viti Levu, Fiji.

The lava fields of Savaii, Samoa, date from 1905-1911.

Cape Taputapu at the west end of Tutuila Island, American Samoa.

Vaitepiha Valley, Tahiti Mitiaro, Cook Islands Peleliu, Republic of Palau

Vaitepiha Valley seen from Tautira on Tahiti-iti, French Polynesia.

Vai Ai, a flooded coral cave on Mitiaro, Cook Islands.

Jungle has reclaimed this wartime road on Peleliu, Palau.

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