Photos from Papua New Guinea, 2009

 

 

 


Haus tambaran mask in Kaminabit (Sepik river)

 

 

 


Garamut drum under haus tambaran grass wall, Palambe (Sepik river)

 

 

 


Kambriman haus tambaran (Sepik river)

 

 

 


Old man in the Chambri haus tambaran (Sepik river)

 

 

 


Clouds over the broad Sepik river

 

 

 


Best... treehouse... EVER. (Varirata park, by Port Moresby)

 

 

 


Near Mt. Gahavisuka Provincial Park

 

 

 


Asaro Mud Men

 

 

 


These berries grow like this, in mops from the tree.

 

 

 


Bilums are the preferred way of carrying everything.

 

 

 


Some towns are just big enough to have grit.

 

 

 


The Pagwi fuel depot

 

 

 


"Flying foxes" are bats a yard wide.
They own the skies, day and night, in Madang.

 

 

 


Sea-canoeing near Madang

 

 

 


Roadside market--their equivalent of 7-11

 

 

 


Mask I bought in Palambe

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


Smoking fish

 

 

 


Just a tiny sample of the incredible variety of life there

 

 

 


Boys canoeing Blackwater Lake (Sepik river region)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  more photos (less artsy, but more cultural)