Sigatoka Sand Dunes

 

Photographer and Professor Jeremiah Gilbert is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the ‘Sigatoka Sand Dunes’ series.  To see Jeremiah ’s body of work, click on any image.

 

 

The Sigatoka Sand Dunes were the first national park declared for the country of Fiji in the 1980s. The dunes are thousands of years old and are comprised of a fine greyish brown colored sediment rather than the traditional fine, sandy tan dunes. The dunes also have vines and shrubs covering much of them.

 

 

 

The village of Volivoli has a myth about a small valley in the dunes that they call Nadrio, meaning “darkness.” They believe that this valley is a gateway to the underworld. The villagers of Kulukulu also claim to hear and see spirits of the villagers that were buried alive in the sand after the Snake God, Degei, was angered by them. He sent a tidal wave that hit the beach, burying the village in sand and killing all its inhabitants, giving a darker symbolism to the driftwood teepees set along the beach.

 

 

 

All images and text © Jeremiah Gilbert

 

 

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3 Responses to “Sigatoka Sand Dunes”

  1. pfiddlergal

    Wonderful balance between the beauty of the sand dunes and the sky. Thank you for publishing.

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