Images from the National Park of American Samoa.

January 29 - February 7, 2004


If you're 2600 miles southwest of Hawaii and 1800 mile northeast of New Zealand, you just may be on one of the Samoan Islands. Scott visited these islands in January of 2004. The photo above left is a sunset taken from the island of Ofu towards Olosega and Ta'u. Click here for a map. The photo on the right was taken on the land-bridge that connects the islands of Ofu and Olesega.

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Pola Island is one of the most photographed sites in American Samoa. On the northern tip of Tutuila, the largest of the seven islands that are American Samoa.

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This scene is the beach on Ofu looking towards Sunu`itao peak and the island of Olosega.


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You want lush? You get lush on the island of Ofu. None of the islands are large. The entire American Samoan islands are only about 74 square miles in size. If a local tells you to watch out for the "Flying Foxes", don't assume it's a stunt troupe, or little red winged dogs. They're talking about the Fruit bats like the one that Scott captured in the image on the right.

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On the Island of Ta`u, Scott set up his easel on the south western side of the island at Si`u Point to capture the graceful curve of the beach.

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Talk about a Sili Beach Drawing...

Actually this is a drawing of Sili Beach on the northern shores of Olosega.

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Another view from Si`u Point on Ta`u is on the left. The photo on the right is Scott's office on Sili beach. Tough commute, but somebody's got to do it.

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