• Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 5 March, 2016 18:41
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 2500
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 s

With my long lens I was able to capture some local fishing boats catching supper. The Raja Ampat archipelago houses a diverse and protected marine life only these locals are allowed to harvest from.

Sunset on a tiny Indonesian island II

Even if I or those serving tourists run out of food, we would not be allowed to catch or even purchase fish from the locals. That I find reassuring and mature, as any indirect harvesting would impact this protected marine park. It is impacted more than enough already by the diving industry – just imagine all those anchors going down!
It’s a fine balance, I for one am so grateful that I have been able to visit this extraordinarily beautiful piece of Mother Earth! Fortunately there are many buoys that prevent anchoring, but many more should be put out there!