Photographer's Note

This photo was taken from the deck of the ship. After the rain fell.

Tahaa is an island located among the Society Islands, in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. The islands of Tahaa and neighboring Raiatea are enclosed by the same coral reef, and may once have been a single island.
Tahaa produces 70-80% of all French Polynesia's vanilla. Because of the pervasive aroma of vanilla, Tahaa is known as the "Vanilla Island". Tahaa's pearls are of exceptional quality.
Elevation 0–590 m (0–1,900 ft)
Land area 90.2 km2 (34.8 sq mi)
Population1 5,003 (August 2007 census)
Density 55 /km² (140 /sq mi)

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Additional Photos by Leonor Kuhn (leonorkuhn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3173 W: 205 N: 3259] (16237)
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