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A Tribute to Tahiti’s very own Philippe Bacchet!

Philippe Bacchet
Philippe Bacchet, Photografer. © Sylvestre Dupré

Who is Philippe Bacchet?

Philippe Bacchet was born on the French Rivera in France. He permanently moved to Tahiti in 1984. 

Renowned for his spectacular works, he is today one of the most famous professional photographers in the world.

Prior to becoming a professional photographer Philippe’s background included studies in electronics, and serving in the French military. He is still a  master electronics technician.

He also performed as a musician in the prestigious orchestras of the French Riviera resort Antibes!

After completing his professional apprenticeship in photography his talent was quickly discovered. 

Whether in the air, on the ground, or under the water, photographic collaborations with major publications quickly followed.

Philippe’s passions include nature, environment, travel and tourism.

Being a strong contributor to preserving the environment and marine biology he combined his passion for scuba diving into research.

His results were released to the public, presented in an amazing picture-book. The title of the book is Guide to Tahiti fish and its islands (Guide des poissons de Tahiti et ses îles).

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His mission was to create an inventory of French Polynesia’s marine species.

In his book Islands and LIghts (Iles et lumières) he takes us on yet another journey to the sights of the Tahiti Islands.

He is also on the staff of Pacific Promotion Tahiti SA.

Bora Bora aerial
Aerial view of beautiful Bora Bora © Philippe Bacchet

The Tahiti pictures presented on Captain Jetson

Philippe Bacchet’s Tahiti that you see here on Captain Jetson are all posted to help you visually experience the real French Polynesia.

Thanks to him you are able to witness a dream-destination up close, with professional photography you would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.

And please know, his pictures are from his own kindness, to share with you. 

Philippe simply wants everyone to experience his beloved Tahiti Islands, its beauty and its nature, through his lens. 

Fatu Hiva - Marquesas Islands
Fatu Hiva – Marquesas Islands. © Philippe Bacchet

The “Unofficial Ambassador of Tahiti”

Philippe’s contribution to Tahiti, its tourism and its environment has made him well-known around the world.

He even has a very deserving description among many people in Tahiti, France, and the world: 

He’s best described as the “Unofficial Ambassador to French Polynesia”! 

His contributions to French Polynesia are self-explanatory, whether it be from his pictures, books, oceanic studies, or on behalf of Tahiti tourism . 

Tetiaroa Atoll
Tetiaroa Atoll. © Philippe Bacchet

Stunning Books about Tahiti

As an author Philippe has published several books, representing a wealth of tourist information, as well as scientific information about French Polynesia.

The old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” could not describe his books better…

Although the books are written in French they could very well have been published with no text!

His books are clearly designed as picture-books!

Philippe’s French Polynesia books are among the best ones ever published about this Paradise on Earth.

Aratika Atoll
Aratika Atoll. © Philippe Bacchet

How to get your own copy of Philippe’s picture-books

Are you planning your Tahiti trip, hoping to go there in the future, or perhaps go to Tahiti regularly?

You can discover more of Tahiti and support Philippe at the same time by getting his books, using the links below!

You can also book him for your professional photographer-needs, in the air, on land, or under the blue Pacific Ocean waters of French Polynesia!

Free excerpt-pages from the books!

Islands of Light

Iles et lumières

Islands of Light

Click HERE for an excerpt (click the “Lire un extrait“-button inside).

If you need further information on how to buy the book, please contact the Publisher HERE.

Guide to Tahiti fish and its islands

Guide des poissons de Tahiti et ses îles

Fish book, Philippe Bacchet

Click HERE for an excerpt (click the “Lire un extrait“-button inside).

If you need further information on how to buy the book, please contact the Publisher HERE.

Philippe Bacchet’s Radio Station Interview

Topic: His book Guide des poissons de Tahiti et ses îles (Guide to Tahiti fish and its islands). 

The YouTube video to the right shows Philippe Bacchet being interviewed on the popular Taui FM radio station in Papeete. Click the picture to watch >>>

This interview is in French

(Cette interview radio est en français)

How do I contact Philippe?

Simply leave him your message HERE, Attn: Philippe Bacchet

Banner Photo Credit: © Philippe Bacchet

Affiliate disclosure: Purchase of any of books on this page will help supplement the valuable work of Philippe Bachette. is only listing these books as a courtesy gesture to help promote tourism in Tahiti, and has no monetary affiliation with the purchase of any of these books.

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