Travel to Far-Flung Places

From June to October 2016 almost without a break, I have been travelling photographer and personal assistant to Professor Peter Maddison, the world-renowned entomologist and generalist taxonomist. It has been one of the most amazing and exciting times of my life. We first travelled to some western Pacific countries : Palau, Pohnpei, Guam, and we attended the Pacific Science Congress in Taipei, Taiwan. Hot, lots of pressure and lots of different kinds of environments to photograph in. The next part of the agenda was to the east. We began at the Institut Louis Malardé of Tahiti , continued to Rapa Nui (Easter Island) where I had the pleasure to meet Edmundo Edwards the archeologist who has guided royalty on many occasions to visit the famous stone statues there. Then briefly Peru and Ecuador en route to the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz of the Galapagos Islands with all their wonders. We were there for about ten days before flying to Florida and attending the International Entomological Congress along with about 6,000 other delegates. After the congress we spent some time in north Florida, especially at the University at Gainesville, then had a last two weeks at the La Selva Biological Station near Sarapiqui in Costa Rica. The latter was certainly the most species-rich place I can imagine ever visiting. I would love to go back one day.