Hōkūle‘a’s Final Preparations: Photo Gallery

It’s only a matter of days before the Polynesian Voyaging Society leaves Hawai’i to embark on the Worldwide Voyage with the two voyaging canoes: Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia! Here are some of the sights from aboard the canoes and by the dock as the community and crew make their final preparations.

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A photographer and National Geographic Young Explorer, Dan has spent his career trying to better understand the nexus between people in remote regions of the Asia/Pacific and their rapidly changing environment. Dan is a regular contributor to National Geographic, the Associated Press, and the Guardian. He believes firmly in the power of visual storytelling as a vessel for advocacy and awareness, which helps to better inform policy makers. In 2016, Dan started the Pacific Storytellers Cooperative seeking to empower the next generation of storytellers from the Pacific Islands. Additionally, Dan is a crewmember for the Polynesian Voyaging Society, a Fellow of The Explorers Club, and a member of the IUCN Specialist Group on Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas. He received his Masters Degree from Harvard University