Birding and Bird Photography

Komodo, Flores, Sumba, and Timor are the parts of Lesser Sunda island abounding with great forests; from green mangrove forest to tropical rain forest inhabited by many birds species of which 20 are the endemic ones. The spots that become the main places to do the birding are Mbeliling, Golo Lusang, Gapong, Ranamese, Poco Ndeki, […]

The Komodo Dragon

The Komodo Dragon The Komodo dragon, as befits any creature evoking a mythological beast, has many names. It is also the Komodo monitor, being a member of the monitor lizard family, Varanidae, which today has one genus, Varanus.  Residents of the island of Komodo call it the ora. Among some on Komodo and the islands […]

Flores Indonesia; History, Ethnic and Languages

Flores Indonesia; History, Ethnic and Languages Flores is part of Indonesia’s Eastern Islands. It stretches snakelike between the longitudes of 118°–125° E, and between the latitudes of 8°–11° S. The fascinating, strikingly beautiful island is blessed with plenty of natural attractions. There are white sandy beaches and deserted islands, soft-shaped hilly landscapes with beautiful rice […]