Auki, Solomon Islands - March 20, 2014: Senior woman paddles in a traditional wooden canoe at the Langa Langa Lagoon, on the West coast of Malaita Island, near Auki.

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Easily reached from Guadalcanal, Malaita is a hauntingly beautiful island with narrow coastal plains, secluded bays and a rugged highland interior. As well as having a host of natural features to explore, Malaita has an equally fascinating ethnic heritage. It’s a rare combination of being both an adventure island as well as a stronghold of ancient Melanesian traditions and cultures.


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