New Caledonia from the Sky


Situated to the west of the Pacific, almost 750 miles away from Australia, the lagoon of New Caledonia is the largest of the planet. A coral universe of breath-taking beauty, declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. A veritable inland sea, the lagoon offers a spectacular barrier reef almost 1,000 miles long, a myriad of paradisiac ilots and stunning underwater reefs...

Remarkably preserved, the lagoon is home to countless marine species and is both the pantry and the incredible playground of the archipelago’s inhabitants. Whether « picot » fishermen (The fish of Caledonian cuisine) in Poingam, nature keepers in Lifou (Loyalty Islands) or kite-surfers in Noumea - Melanesians or Europeans cultivate a lifestyle that closely intertwines nature and culture.

Illustrated with sumptuous aerial and underwater images, "Lovers of the Lagoon" portrays men and women who make the sea their daily lives, and their most beautiful reason to live...