A popular diving site filled with spectacular coral reefs has been severely damaged in West Papua, New Guinea, after a British-owned cruise ship got caught in low tide and slammed into it. It could take years for the reefs, a candidate UNESCO World Heritage Site, to bounce back, and local officials want the company to…
"So much water in this New Guinea rainforest, I've never seen anything like this!" tweeted NASA Astronaut Terry W. Virts. Indeed, those countless rivers reflecting the sun looks unbelievably beautiful and mysterious at the same time in this image.
Emily Richmond has been mistaken for Christ, had close shaves with pirates, speared her dinner and made water from a solar still to survive. We caught up with her in Borneo.
After setting up more than 40 camera traps in a remote mountain range in north-east Papua New Guinea, researchers have captured unprecedented images of previously unknown animals, including this adorable wallaby.
The mouth of the pacu fish — gigantic, 60-pound cousin to the more well-known (but much smaller) piranha — demands respect. Its brawny jaws and nightmarish teeth, the bottom row of which resembles a full set of exceptionally pointy human canines, are designed for crushing and tearing at seeds and nuts, its primary…
You're looking at images of the world's two smallest frog species — Paedophryne dekot (the top two) and P. verrucosa (bottom two) — recently discovered by researchers in southeastern New Guinea.
Of all the continents, the human settlement of Oceania remains the most mysterious. We know that ancient humans walked across the now sunken continent of Sahul to reach Australia, and now some ancient trees reveal when they did it.