Sunset on a tiny Indonesian island II

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.

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!

Last updated on 13 March 2024