Drift Dreams

Drawaqa, Yasawa Group, Fiji. This past July I had the pleasure of staying nearly alone on Drawaqa, a small island of the Yasawa Group, Fiji.  Most of my time there was spent diving and snorkeling, but I took a few hours to roam along vacant tropical beaches. I’ve long been a fan of drift seeds, but what I found during this beach outing was a treasure trove.   These seeds, which grow in tropical forests throughout the Pacific, drift on ocean currents and wash up on beaches from one side of the ocean to the other. The photo above is a collection of seeds taken during one beach walk.  The majority of seeds are Entada gigas – also known as mermaid purse.

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