Fakarava, French Polynesia

Aug 19, 2018 - National Geographic Orion

The secret is out: thanks to the amazing footage on Blue Planet 2, the world now knows about the underwater beauty that can be found in Fakarava. Luckily, it’s so remote and hard to get to that few people will ever be able to get here. As the expedition’s undersea specialist, I am always going to focus on finding underwater gems. Here are five images celebrating them!

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Chris Cook


A self confessed “animal nerd,” Chris falls under many titles: marine biologist, marine interpreter, dive master, science communicator, and naturalist. Chris was lucky enough to grow up on the East Coast of Australia, where there are no shortage of different coastal environments to explore. While growing up, his friends would be surfing while he would be under the waves, snorkel and mask on looking for fish and all the weird and wonderful creatures he couldn’t get enough of. This love of the ocean lead to him completing a Bachelor of Science in 2005.

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