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James Morgan

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Saving Wildlife On A Headhunter's Pacific Island (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Tetepare is the largest uninhabited island in the South Pacific. I'm here with Twomey, a local dugong expert and we're having lunch on one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. The coastline of Tetepare is wild; there's no land between here and Australia. We've spent the morning photographing...

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Riding Trans-Siberian Rails Into The Great White (PHOTOS)

(41) Comments | Posted February 25, 2012 | 6:00 AM

A couple of years back, before I started photographing professionally, I took a night train out of Moscow and headed for the heart of Siberia in the middle of winter. Driven mostly by a desire to see and feel the frozen wilderness, I had the notion that I would photograph...

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Among The Kazakh Eagle Hunters (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted February 2, 2012 | 6:30 AM

I'm digging through the archives today selecting images for an upcoming exhibition in Almaty, Kazakhstan. A couple of years ago I remember sitting on a bus in my boxer shorts, sweating, being watched by an entire bus full of Mongolians making the long trip from the Bayan Olgii region of...

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Sea Planes, Dutch Explorers and Suffocated Coral

(4) Comments | Posted December 26, 2011 | 2:19 PM

When you take a commercial flight there are all sorts of things that you're not allowed to do. The majority of which seem enormously superficial, considering everyone onboard has already consented to launching themselves into the sky in a big metal box. Besides, who wants to be careful opening the...

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Ibu Ani and the Coral Triangle

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2011 | 5:35 PM

I met Ibu Ani back in February. Ani is one of the Bajau Laut, an ethnic group who have traditionally roamed the waters of the coral triangle living solely off what the ocean provides. Ani lives on her boat with her son Ramdan. She...
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The Live Fish Trade and the Coral Triangle

(3) Comments | Posted April 15, 2011 | 3:29 PM

Every year $1 billion dollars worth of reef fish are exported -- alive -- from The Coral Triangle to Hong Kong.

The majority of these fish come from remote islands in Indonesia where Chinese companies have encouraged local fishermen to use potassium cyanide in order to increase their catch.

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Cyanide Fishing in the Coral Triangle (Photos)

(3) Comments | Posted February 16, 2011 | 4:50 PM

A big issue in Oceania's Coral Triangle at the moment is cyanide fishing.

Driven largely by China's insatiable appetite for live reef fish, children as young as ten are routinely diving to depths of 30/40 meters, breathing air that is pumped down to them through a hose,...

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Fishing with Dynamite in the Coral Triangle (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted February 3, 2011 | 11:15 AM

Destructive fishing in The Coral Triangle is having an enormous impact on both marine and human life.

In order to increase their catches many fishermen operating within the coral triangle are making improvised explosives. Grinding up match heads and combining them with sand and fertilizer. The concoction...

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Kep Wayag, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2011 | 5:47 PM

A couple more images from the The Coral Triangle with an extract from my journal....

"This morning we stopped in at the village of Saweo, just three hours south of Kep Wayag, to meet the village elder and record him telling some folk tales in his dying language,...

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Welcome to the Coral Triangle

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2011 | 1:00 PM

I've spent the last couple of years traveling the world as a freelance photojournalist and have been fortunate enough to witness, participate in and photograph some truly incredible moments -- from living with eagle hunters in Mongolia to helping indigenous groups fight to keep hold of their land in the...

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