This was taken in 1992 on the island of Praslin in the Seychelles. At the time I was working in the Ministry of Education doing curriculum development work. Or that was what I was supposed to be doing but the job didn’t work out and we only stayed there for around 6 months. Not long after, desperate for some work, I took a one term teaching job in Ipswich and ended up subsequently moving to Suffolk in 1993.
Ths picture was taken at the site of a landslide at a high pass where a road crosses the island. I think that there had been fatalities. The slope was being re-profiled and a small retaining wall built.
The dark shady rainforest environment is illustrated with a very thin layer of top-soil, and beneath a great depth of leached orange laterite soil.
It has been licenced many times for geography text books and the like, and again today for a relatively good fee.
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