Motalava Island, Banks Islands, TORBA Province, Vanuatu
Near extinction in most of the world, the coconut crab is in abundance in lots of the Torba province, of which Rah and Mota Lava are a part.
Joseph is very experienced at catching and handling the creatures. Here some village youngsters watch him as he separates the coconut crab from his bate – the coconut
Words and Photography Mitchell Kanashkevich