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 […]

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 orangutans 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 to […]

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 […]