Dragon’s Nest

centennial acacia trees on sohano island

“Dragon’s Nest” / Sohano Island, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, PNG / November 2014

November 2014: A short, leisurely walk around Sohano Island one morning brought me to this grove of acacia trees. Cloaked in moss and fern and probably hundreds of years old; the shapes composed by the trees’ massive branches  struck me like a couple of medieval flying dragons, wings spread and jaws wide open, ready to spit pyres and spells of enchantment over the magical island.