Nestled at the feet of those coconut palms is the sleepy village of Laone. Now home to only a handful of families, the birthplace of Vanuatu's independence hero Walter Lini has now fallen quiet as its population flee to the capital for work.
The brooding lost world of eastern Pentecost, Vanuatu.
Harissa, the friendliest of shopkeepers, and Vanuatu's finest kitsch tourist-magnet merchant.
Kava hut banquet, delivered with minimal enthusiasm.
When I interviewed Chief Viraleo, he was flanked by a band of loyal, very serious looking supporters: their suspicion of me evident in their furrowed brows and stern looks. But as soon as the Chief allowed me to get my camera out, those frowns were replaced with beaming smiles - his band of men all too happy to stand for a rare portrait.
Head over to @aljazeera for my feature, covering the remarkable story of a local chief and his floundering self-determination project in rural Vanuatu.
Vintage lens fun in the South Pacific.
The Coral Sea.
I spent a morning a few weeks ago in Pentecost, walking village to village, asking locals about life in one of Vanuatu's more isolated regions. These two kept popping up around every corner, secretively following me for kilometres, hiding behind bushes and trees to escape my view. Eventually, their shyness succumbed to their curiosity (and hungry bellies) as they sat with me and my guide for a lunch of boiled yams. These smiling faces typify those across Pentecost.
Chief Viraleo Boborenvanua: tribal leader, self-proclaimed dissident, accused arsonist, and the subject of my upcoming piece for @aljazeera
Some island hopping fun in the South Pacific.
This friendly kid was kind enough to stand for a portrait as he guided me through the jungle to his village on Pentecost's west coast.
The clear waters of Port Vila's Erakor Lagoon.
En route to Lavatmengamu - the home of a floundering revolutionary movement seeking to revive Vanuatu's traditional economy in Pentecost's remote north east.
On assignment in the South Pacific.
Piece coming soon.
Many of these shanty communities at the edge of Port Vila are still recovering from Cyclone Pam, which hit over two years ago.
Chasing a story through the slums and kava huts of Port Vila's urban fringe.
Next stop: Turaga Nation, northeast Pentecost.