Earlier this year we were very lucky to spend an incredible few days on a slice of planet Earth in the Pacific Ocean which in contrast to our usual urban dwellings remains blissfully, comparatively untouched by human intervention. In this tranquil place, with only sand and sea and flora and fauna to keep us company, we had time to take a closer look at aspects of the natural world that might otherwise go unnoticed. Incredible natural shapes, textures, patterns and colours. Some were even homes to other small, equally impressive creatures. They were, we realised, aspects which have evolved with the ebb and flow of the impact of time on land and ocean, and we found a deep appreciation for the beauty held in these tiny, perfect details.
Photos by CIA and PJD in the Kingdom of Tonga, February 2012.