Violence is part of life in the Pacific and those that live here must choose whether to avoid conflict or rise to meet it. The Pacific Ocean is a hunter’s paradise. From the skies of Snake Island to the teeming tropics, animals are reinventing the delivery of death on a grand scale. Surrounded by the Ring of Fire, this ocean is the epicenter of natural mayhem.
Humpback Whales migrate from northern feeding grounds to Hawaii for a chance to mate.
Shedao, also known as Snake Island, is home to 20,000 Pit Vipers.
In Hangzhou Bay, brave surfers wait for the annual return of an ancient sea monster.