18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Life in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is one of the most biologically and culturally diverse places in the world. Seeing these kids coming out of the jungle early in the morning and play with their canoe above the shallow reef, I wanted to illustrate them in their incredible natural playground.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Ambitle Island, Papua New Guinea
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Tom Shlesinger