Rainbows In The Mist
by Marc Nair, 8 Oct 2017
Photographing in Flores is exciting because there is a measure of innocence that remains in the landscape. It still feels fresh, open to possibilities. A random turn into a village leads into an impossibly beautiful vista. Taking a drone up into the air yields graceful hues of light, shadow and colour. Underwater, the fishes lead the eye into endless landscapes of coral and mid-afternoon sunlight breaking through the water.
Photographs taken with Fuji X-T2, DJI Mavic Pro and Olympus TG-4.
Street scenes from Moni
Scenes from on top of Mt Kelimutu.
Top left: a rainbow forms in the mist that hangs above one of the three crater lakes.
Top right: the path that sneaks down from the mountain.
Top left: Weaving ikat, (fabric in which warp or weft threads are tie-dyed before weaving) is a common occupation amongst the women in the village.
Top right: The barber doesn't come around very often in these parts!
Bottom left: Those pens in the bottom half of the picture house a bunch of pretty satisfied pigs. With a view like that, no one's complaining. Bottom right: One of the few traditional houses left in the villages that dot the area around Kelimutu. They are difficult to upkeep and with mostly old people left in the villages, its far easier to switch to aluminium or attap roofed-houses.
Scenes from the port of Labuan Bajo. Long an important waypoint for travellers by sea, its seen an upsurge in infrastructure in recent years with increased numbers of tourists heading to Komodo National Park.
Komodo National Park is often known for its dragons, but other forms of wildlife also exist. The landscape is harsh, but contains a multitude of creatures great and small
Just some of the dizzying array of colours that can be glimpsed from a simple snorkel under the waters of Komodo National Park.