Dani tribe warrior, West Papua, Indonesia, ornamented with a ‘hat’ made of feathers of various birds. (1/160 seg., f/5, ISO 1600 | Canon EOS 5D MK III + EF 24-70 II L f/2.8)

Raja Ampat (or the Four Kings), is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals, being the largest marine national park in Indonesia. The name of Raja Ampat comes from local mythology that tells about a woman who finds seven eggs. Four of the seven eggs hatch and become kings that occupy four of Raja Ampat biggest islands whilst the other three become a ghost, a woman, and a stone. (pano shot made from 6 photos, 1/160. f/10, ISO 200 | Canon EOS 5D MK III + EF 16-35 L IS f/4)

Following yesterday’s photograph, this one was also taken at Kawah Ijen volcano, Java, Indonesia. It’s possible to see the blue fire (resulting from the ignition of sulphuric gas), the ceramic gas pipelines and a little bit of the acid lake (on the right, in turquoise), a scenario wrapped by the the carter rim and the stars at dusk . A sincere thank you to João Santos (seen in the pictured), travel companion and partner in the descent to the center of this active giant. (6 sec f/4 , ISO 1600. | Canon EOS 5D MK III + EF 16-35 L IS f/4)

Kawah Ijen volcano crater, Java, Indonesia, where the Blue Fire phenomenon is visible, caused by the ignition of the sulphuric gas, which emerges from cracks with temperatures up to 600 degrees Celsius, close to the largest acid lake in the world (pH 0.5) . It’s in this alien and unbreathable atmosphere that the miners (one is seen in this picture) collect and transport up to 85 kg of sulphur blocks, which is later processed and used in the production of rubber and makeup. The presence of sulphur fumes is so overwhelming that after making these photos, I spent two days with a strong allergic reaction in the eyes - I can only imagine what the miners suffer. ( f/4 , ISO 6400 | Canon EOS 5D MK III + EF 16-35 L IS f/4 )

Dani tribe warrior, West Papua, Indonesia, ornamented with a pair of pork fangs, collar/tie made of small shells and a ‘hat’ made of feathers of various birds. Living with this tribe was like a trip back in time , since many of the traditions remain unchanged, some of which I’ll share in the next few posts. (1/1000 seg., f/4, ISO 3200 | Canon EOS 5D MK III + EF 70-200 L f/4 IS)

I’ve just returned from one of the last frontiers of our planet, West Papua, Indonesia. It was a journey into the past and origins, among ancestral tribes, virgin forests, mythical mountains, birds of paradise and pristine waters. Starting next week I will begin to share pictures of this exploratory adventure in Papua, but also from the photographic tour that preceded it (Bali, Java and Flores). But for now, I leave a spontaneous portrait of a man of the Dani tribe (West Papua), while smoking inside his hut, drawn by the faint light coming from the outside (f / 4, ISO 12 800 | Canon EOS 5D MK III + EF 70-200 IS f / 4). All the best!

Equilibrium and Duplicity (Gili Trawangan, Indonésia) (em Gili Trawangan Island, Indonesia.)

Sometimes something special is happening but everyone else is looking in the opposite direction (Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia) (em Gili Trawangan Island, Indonesia.)

A taste of paradise on earth. Gili Trawangan, Lombok, Indonesia (em Aston Sunset Beach Resort Gili Trawangan)

Cuernos del Paine, Patagonia, Chile

'Freedom', Caldeirão do Corvo, Corvo Island, Azores (em Ilha Do Corvo)

Stunning sunset at Caldeirão do Corvo, Corvo island, Azores. (em Corvo)

Tomorrow is the World Photography Day! Where and with whom will you be recording unforgettable moments? (em Açores - Flores)

Time-Lapse made at Salar Uyuni, Bolivia, just before the biggest electrical storm I’ve ever seen. More at www.joelsantos.net

Time-Lapse made at Salar Uyuni, Bolivia, just before the biggest electrical storm I’ve ever seen. More at www.joelsantos.net

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