Raroia Atoll, Tuamotus, French Polynesia

Apr 09, 2018 - National Geographic Orion


Today we explored the stunning atoll of Raroia. With beaches fringed with palm trees and turquoise blue lagoons, our arrival this morning felt like a true welcome to a French Polynesian paradise. Snorkeling, swimming, and exploring were on the menu today, and everyone aboard enjoyed some time in the sun and sea.

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Nicole Thornton

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James Napoli

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Jim was born in rural New England where he quickly developed an appreciation for the outdoors and a love of exploration.  Four years with the U.S. Navy further enhanced his appetite for travel. Always interested in the visual arts, he studied Television at Boston University and Northeast College of Communications, landing his first job in the industry working as an editor at a Boston television station. His wanderlust drew him to a job with two major cruise lines; installing and managing broadcast centers onboard a total of over a dozen ships. He has since moved on to specialize in expedition travel and wildlife productions.  

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