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Vanuatu Photos: Tanna

Vanuatu lies between Fiji and Australia in the southwest Pacific.

Tanna is famous for its intact Melanesian culture, cargo cults, and easily accessible active volcano.

These photos by John Nicholls, general manager of Vanuatu Hotels in Port Vila, provide an introduction to this intriguing island.

The images below are details. To view the complete photos, click on the thumbnails. Also be sure to have a look at John's photos of Futuna, Aneityum, and Mystery Island.

Port Resolution (click to enlarge) White Grass Ocean Resort (click to enlarge) mountains in northern Tanna (click to enlarge) south coast, Tanna (click to enlarge)

Port Resolution
southeast Tanna

aerial view White
Grass Ocean Resort

grassy hilltops crown
Tanna's rainforests

super highway along
Tanna's south coast

outrigger canoe at Port Resolution (click to enlarge) Toka Festival, Tanna (click to enlarge) Toka Festival, Tanna (click to enlarge) Yakel custom village, Tanna (click to enlarge)

outrigger canoes ply
Port Resolution

a ceremony during
the Toka Festival

participants in the
Toka Festival

men at the custom
village of Yakel

aerial view of Yasur volcano (click to enlarge) crater of Yasur volcano (click to enlarge) Yasur volcano at night (click to enlarge) fireworks at Yasur volcano (click to enlarge)

hikers can climb
Yasur volcano

explosions rock
Yasur continuously

Yasur is especially
dramatic at night

fireworks at Tanna's
Yasur volcano