Birding and Bird Photography

Birding and Bird Photography Komodo, Flores, Sumba and Timor are parts of Lesser Sunda Islands. Those islands are the habitat of many birds including 20 endemic bird. Flores is abound with great forests. They range from lush, green mangrove forests in a healthy coastal ecosystem and tropical rain forests. Flores has two types of tropical […]

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 […]

Toraja, Nature, Culture and Tribe, South Sulawesi Indonesia

Toraja land, Nature, Culture and Tribe, South Sulawesi Indonesia “Discovered” and opened to the world from their long isolation only since the beginning of the last century, the Toraja today still adhere to their age-old beliefs, rituals and traditions, although many of her people are modernized or have embraced Christianity. When one travels to the […]

Tanjung Puting National Park

Tanjung Puting National Park Imagine you are an explorer heading out to the jungle to see wild orang utans and other exotic tropical animals and you will begin to get a sense of what a visit to the Tanjung Puting National Park is like. The park, which covers territory the size of Bali, is home […]

Komodo National Park – Indonesia

Komodo National Park is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. Established in 1980, initially the main purpose of the Park was to conserve the unique Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) and its habitat. However, over the years, the goals for the Park have expanded to protecting its […]