Mangrove Tree

Te tongo bon arokara ae moan te kakawaki ibukin totokoan kanakin mataniwiin abara. Riki inanon ririki aikai ngkai e noraki korakoran ana urubwai iabuntin taari – are e taekinaki bwa kanoan ana waaki climate change.

E rangi ni mwaiti kurikuri te tongo n te tabo aio ma I rinea aio kioina bwa e onoti ao man mataata n ti ngaia. I aki kabongana te tripod (stand) ngkai taari ae I tei iai.

I mwaain ae I katoka ikai ao I edit moa n taian photo programs n aron ps4, picasa ao tabeua riki.


I found this fruit on a breadfruit tree in Temwaiku. It’s still young and has to stay up here for several more weeks before it becomes ripe to be harvested. It’s the breadfruit species that hasn’t got seeds.

It was close to the ground so I didn’t have problems shooting it – even without a tripod.

I wanted the fruit to stand out, therefore I manually blurred the surroundings with the help of the photo software.

The ones below are on that same tree. As we see, healthy breadfruit trees, like this one, are able to shoot up to 4 fruits out of its branches during their bearing period. 1 or 2 may fall off before they become ripe otherwise all survive the harvest season.

35. Breadfruits

About 9 weeks after the above photos were captured, the fruits have now become ripe and have to be dropped from the tree. The image you see below is one of those ripe breadfruits from that tree.

Someone held the breadfruit in his hand as I tried to get a nice clear shot of it. The size is amazing! It goes to almost 30 cm between its two ends and about 15 cm in diameter. I don’t have a scale to weigh it so we could not state how heavy it is. Thus, as I tried to get a good focus, the person holding the fruit complained saying it was heavy and I needed to be quick with the shooting.


As with the image below, the breadfruit is ready to go into the pot. The skin has been removed and the fruit cut up into several small pieces. Breadfruit is delicious!


Coconut Tree

The coconut tree is very important to our daily lives. It provides us so many things including: food, medicine, shelter, woods, drinks, string, firewoods, copra, shells, kaokioki (liquor) and so forth. It’s indeed the first to wave you welcome upon your arrival and the last to wave a farewell as you leave our islands.

It’s the coconut tree nearby one of the homes in Temwaiku. I took the shot right from beneath the tree – trying to keep the fruits in focus. I also wanted the leaves to evenly form an outer circular background. Both blurry and clarity on different parts of the image were achieved using photo software.