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Vaipo Falls, Nuku Hiva in Marquesas Islands. Some 350 m tall. Unusual place, isn't it?

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from miamiherald

Under the Southern Cross: the Magic of the Marquesas

Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas islands, French Polynesia

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Hiking through Hakaui Valley, Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia. 'Most people travel to the South Pacific for the beaches but no one should go this far without heading inland.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/tahiti-and-french-polynesia/marquesas-islands/nuku-hiva

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from yahoo.com

This is Paradise — Exploring the South Pacific's Most Beautiful Island

Keikahanui Nuku Hiva Pearl Lodge on Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands (Dmitri Alexander) http://yhoo.it/1rvA6P0

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Oceanian people with their weapons: Papuan, Alfuru, Australian, Nuku hiva… Auguste racinet, from Le costume historique (The costume history) vol. 2, under the direction of A. Racinet, Paris, six volumes published between 1877 and 1886.

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Baie de Taihoae à Nuku Hiva en 1918. #tahitiheritage #old #FrenchPolynesia

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Chong Chen Lambis pilsbryi Abbott, 1961 STROMBIDAE -10~15m, Dived, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, 172.3mm, F++ The "Pilsbry's Spider Conch" is a large spider conch endemic to the French Polynesia and best known from the Marquesas Islands.

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Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands. Bay of Nuku Hiva.