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Rainbows In The Mist

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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. 

A fisherman walks along the beach in Maumere. 

An incredible sunset over Maumere, on the east coast of Flores

Moni, a tiny mountain hamlet, as seen from the air

Street scenes from Moni

Mt Kelimutu sunrise

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. 

If you take the long, rambling path down from Kelimutu, you'll pass by villages that open up into vistas like these. 

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. 

A little boy looks out from his house as we approach. Visitors aren't common, particularly in this village. 

A little boy looks out from his house as we approach. Visitors aren't common, particularly in this village. 

The town of Ende, with the Suva Sea in the background

The town of Ende, with the Suva Sea in the background

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. 

One of the many rocky outcrops and islands that dot the dry, yet devastatingly beautiful landscape of 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. 

A serene moment at our camp in Sebayur Island. We were on a tour with Flores XP, and they are the only operator that has a campsite just outside the national park.

A serene moment at our camp in Sebayur Island. We were on a tour with Flores XP, and they are the only operator that has a campsite just outside the national park.

Thousands of flying foxes take off from the mangroves on Kalong Island, winging their way towards the mainland in search of food