Island Paradise, Java.
Makepung Buffalo Races, Bali. The traditional races have had a positive impact because it has allowed this part of the island to preserve their unique traditions, it promotes tourism and has improved the quality of animal husbandry by the owners raising winning buffaloes for the events.
This team ran off the track into the ditch. Makepung Buffalo Races, Bali.
Makepung Buffalo Races, Bali.
Mount Bromo at the annual Yadnya Kasada (ceremony).
An already spectacular destination becomes even more interesting as the Tenggerese people throw gifts into the crater, and yet others establish themselves inside the crater to catch the coin, tobacco, grain, chickens, goats and more!
Mount Bromo is a spectacular destination, any time of the day .. with or without a camera,
Pasola is the name of the game! This ancient war ritual in Sumba is played by two clans who fling wooden spears at their opponents while riding their colourfully decorated horses.
Be careful though, the many young men of the district come along spoiling for a fight and
it's only a matter of time before the 'stone throwing' breaks out. One mass of people against another mass of people - do try not to get caught between the two groups ;-)
You have to keep a good eye on things, the waves of unrest changes and moves around
different parts of the field.
The police do their best, with shots in the air and smoke bombs .. but the only thing that permanently shut down the riots when we were there was a torrential downpour!
Young man preparing to compete in Pasola.
At Wae Rebo Traditional Village, the annual Penti ritual includes the fascinating and authentic Caci dance - a traditional martial art of two rivals in combat using whips and shields.
He's a little bit shy ..
Blue Stone Beach, Ende - Flores, Indonesia.
The beautiful crater lakes of Mount Kelimutu. They're located on the same volcanic peak yet each of the three crater lakes are a different colour.
A young man from Wuring Fishing Village, Maumere - Flores, Indonesia.
Ashera > Sulawesi
Moni School boy > Flores, Indonesia.
Kids taking coconuts to market, Ende - Flores, Indonesia.
A happy and delightful boy > at Wae Rebo village, Flores.
The children of Lamelera village don't need fancy smancy surf boards, wood works just fine!
Lambata Island > Flores, Indonesia.
Lamelera boy with a suckerfish on his tummy. After playing with it for a while, he'll most
likely eat it. Lamelera > Flores, Indonesia.
Typical Rice Paddies - Flores, Indonesia.
Ulumbu Geothermal Field - Flores, Indonesia.