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The Bird's Head Seascape, a rich repository of the world’s most diverse marine life, rare birds, mammals, insects and plants, comprises 183,000 sq km, encompassing over 100 villages in West Papua, Indonesia.
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Why I keep returning to Raja by Marty Snyderman

Why I keep returning to Raja by Marty Snyderman When Burt Jones (the site’s administrator) asked me to share a few thoughts regarding why I like to keep returning to Raja Ampat. I thought that should be easy, but as I started to type I realized I could list dozens, perhaps hundreds, of reasons. But at the core of my thoughts is the fact that I am a wildlife geek. I love to observe and...
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Memento from Fam Archipelago: A Community-based Initiative by Nikka Amandra Gunadharma & Rens R. Lewerissa

Memento from Fam Archipelago: A Community-based Initiative by: Nikka Amandra Gunadharma & Rens R. Lewerissa Who would argue that, for some travelers, memories from each of their passing journeys are their most precious keepsake; something that can always be ‘re-experienced’ whenever they close their eyes.  From images of that special far away place, the amazing yet humbling feeling that...
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Tanda Mata Dari Kepulauan Fam: Sebuah Inisiatif Berbasis Masyarakat, oleh Nikka Amandra Gunadharma & Rens R. Lewerissa

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Tanda Mata Dari Kepulauan Fam: Sebuah Inisiatif Berbasis Masyarakat Penulis: Nikka Amandra Gunadharma & Rens R. Lewerissa Siapa yang ingin berdebat bahwa, bagi sebagian traveler, kenangan dari perjalanan yang telah dilaluinya adalah hal yang paling berharga, ‘sesuatu’ yang selalu dapat ‘dialami’ kembali setiap kali dirinya memejamkan mata: mulai dari imaji akan suatu tempat spesial sejauh...
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Go Ask Erin: Digital Imaging Solutions for Underwater Photographers

Go Ask Erin: Digital Imaging Solutions for Underwater Photographers If you are a photographer you need to know Erin Quigley.  Her website is full of information including numerous tutorials that will improve your images…and they are free! Erin Quigley is an Adobe ACE certified expert specializing in customized workflows and editing strategies using Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. She is...
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Bren Smith: Fishing to Feed the World by Justin Nobel (Rolling Stone Magazine)

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Bren Smith: Fishing to Feed the World by Justin Nobel (From the Rolling Stone Magazine issue 1301’s article:  “25 People Shaping the Future in Tech, Science, Medicine, Activism and More”) Aquaculture is controversial!  Oft times it does more harm than good to critical/coastal habitats.  But everyone needs to eat.  I read recently that the world is 9 consecutive meals from...
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