Mauritius photography -- The tropical island of Mauritius and photography go together like beaches and sunshine. The island is home to an incredible photography museum and archive and hosts one of the world's best photo safaris.
New experience -- Australian photographer Joseph Manglaviti created his photo safaris shortly after moving to the island.
A different side -- While postcard-perfect beaches and mountains are among the attractions on Mauritus, Manglaviti's safaris explore a different side to the island.
Street life -- Manglaviti's tours take in roadside motorcycle repair shops and the weekend markets that spring up in communities across the island.
Mauritius life -- "Your backdrop is amazing. What better place to learn to take photos?" Manglaviti says.
New beginnings -- Manglaviti dreamed up the idea of his photo safari after a motorbike accident forced him to scale back work in his own studio.
In demand -- While he was in Mauritius recuperating, Manglaviti found lots of people casually asking for advice, and he developed the concept for Clique Photo Safari Mauritius.
Skills to match the tools -- While more and more people are buying higher-end cameras, many still shoot in automatic mode as they did with cheaper point-and-shoot models.
Training sessions -- Manglaviti meets with aspiring photographers, looks at what they know how to do, and then tailors instruction to help them get the most out of their equipment.
Basic skills -- Within a few hours Manglaviti has his students understanding basic camera mechanics, which helps them begin to experiment with their settings.
Taking control -- "I love it when I can share my love of photography with someone else, and then see them go from not being able to turn a camera on to shooting in manual mode in a couple of hours," Manglaviti says.
Future of film -- Mauritius is working on developing a film studio to attract international productions with top-notch facilities to support shoots in the country's tropical island paradise scenery.
Photography Museum -- Created by collector Tristan Bréville, the Mauritius Photography Museum charts the island's early relationship with the captured image.
Valuable archive -- The museum's archive houses more than a million vintage prints.
Images of the past: "We worked to gift our country with the most exceptional photographic archive," Bréville says.
National memory -- "It's the memory of our country," says Bréville, who organizes regular exhibitions despite lack of outside financial support.
Big picture -- Some of the museum's 19th-century cameras are giants, from an age when creating a larger picture required a larger machine.