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December 29th, 2014

Behind The Shot: ‘Brojonoto’, ‘Ngamen’, and ‘The Two Romances’ from a series called “The Last Breath of the Prince” by Diego Zapatero – Java Island, Indonesia

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Ngamen Explanation: A scene of ngamen, how they call the dance on the streets for collecting money, how it was 100 years ago in the province.
In my work, I travel Southeast Asia to seek out the deepest and most genuine stories to substantiate my photo documentary projects. Step-by-step I was led towards my passion of cultural exploring, by heritage, and from a keen interest in Indonesian culture. I would like to define my work as anthropologic visual stories; that´s what …
July 3rd, 2013

Photo Of The Day by Helminadia Jabur

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Tanah Lot Sunrise by Helminadia Jabur
Helminadia Jabur took this photograph near Bali in Indonesia. Looking at the photo, I can almost feel the warm, humid air on my skin.
February 24th, 2012

Tripods in the Mud

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Maleo digging nest, Sulawesi
National Geographic has posted a small picture collection from our November expedition to Sulawesi, where we documented landscapes and endangered wildlife in a remote, little-known corner of this large Indonesian Island.  This “Tripods in the Mud”  project was partially sponsored by the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) in support of the conservation efforts of …
November 29th, 2011

The Limits of Autofocus

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Maleo (Macrocephalon maleo) Angry male, Indonesia
I spent much of the last few weeks in the company of wild maleos, an endangered bird species on the island of Sulawesi. It was hot, hard work, but I felt privileged to spend time in the company of a fascinating, lively, and slightly weird bird. As I mentioned a few days ago, maleos gather …
May 2nd, 2011

Warakaraket Pinnacle 4

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Warakaraket Pinnacle 4
During my visit to the Misool Ecoresort in Indonesia, I attempted to photograph as many landscape images as possible, but was limited by whether I had a boat available to me. On the return from one afternoon dive, Thorben showed me some fantastic rock pinnacles backed by a palm lined beach on the far end of Warakaraket …
April 27th, 2011

Sarasvati Anemone Shrimp 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Sarasvati Anemone Shrimp 1_Misool, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
While diving at the Misool Ecoresort, I spent most of my time underwater looking for wide-angle soft coral landscapes. However, after the first week, the full moon brought about a plankton bloom which made the visibility go to crap. Thus, I changed the focus of my underwater photography from wide-angle to macro. I was enamored with …
April 25th, 2011

Misool Rock Paintings 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Misool Rock Paintings 1, Misool, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
In my early years as a professional nature photographer, I became enamored with Native American rock-art sites in the Southwest. I studied the photographic work of the master landscape photographers and emulated their style, if not their outright images. Since, my initial forays into the Southwest, I have visited rock-art sites in Alaska, Hawaii, and …
April 20th, 2011

Palau Jam Clouds 3

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Palau Jam Clouds 3, Misool, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
During my trip to the Misool Ecoresort in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, I put most of my effort into underwater photography, but also photographed landscape images whenever a boat was available. Numerous islands beckoned to be photographed, but I was especially intrigued by a series of small, rocky islands that I could see on the northern …
April 18th, 2011

Skunk Anemonefish 1

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Skunk Anemonefish 1, Misool, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
What else needs to be said about clownfish, other than they are iconic and adorable? There are also many different types of clownfish, like this skunk anemonefish. As my regular readers can probably tell, I had a plethora of photographic opportunities while scuba diving during my visit to the Misool Ecoresort. This yellow anemone was …
April 15th, 2011

Marit’s Beach 4

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Marit's Beach 4, Misool, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
During my recent trip to the Misool Ecoresort in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, I focused most of my effort on underwater photography, but I also attempted to photograph landscape images. My initial forays by boat were disappointing. During one of my first attempts, I tried climbing up what was maybe an 80′ pinnacle. It was incredibly …