5 frames from Mo’orea with a Nikonos III – by Marc Gabor

To most people “Tahiti” immediately conjures up images of paradise; aquamarine lagoons, palm trees and volcanic peaks jutting out of the middle of the pacific. Tahiti is in fact just one of more than 100 islands and atolls that make up French Polynesia. And while Tahiti is undoubtedly beautiful, it’s sister island, Mo’orea located 10km to the west is even more charming. To put things in perspective, in pre-western Hawaii, Mo’orea was the island destination of choice for chiefs and princes looking for a romantic getaway.