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  • PMPE 10 - Komodo Island PhotoSafari from 8th to 12th June - THE PICTURES

    We have arrived safely from Bali a couple of hours ago. It was a great trip. We went island hopping and finally ended up in Komodo Island. Luck was with us, we managed to witness the mating ritual of the komodo dragons. It was an adventure of a lifetime. Perhaps I will let the other members tell their own story.

    Here is the photo of one of the pristine beaches of the coral islands we visited along the way to the Komodo Island.

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    Participants of the Komodo Photosafari hunting for photos on the beaches of these beautiful islands. The water was crystal clear. It can't get any better than these.

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      superb beach
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        Snorkelling at Bidadari Island

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        The small boat which was used to ferry us to the beach from the main boat.

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          Snorkelling at Kenawa Island

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          This shows the supporting structures of the jetty. Here it is about 15 ft deep and moving to the right the sea bed's depth falls to 100ft below.
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          Joan, who is also a scuba diver

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          Maxby and me

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            Nice images, really love the colors
            Can't imagine a world without Pentax.

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              another temptation to me....enjoy your shooting trip, guys and gals!

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                Komodo Dragons

                Komodo is one of the 17,508 islands that make up Indonesia. The island covers a surface area of 390 sq metres and has over 2,000 population living in a village. The inhabitants are descendants of former convicts who were exiled to the Island and who have inter-married with the Bugis from Sulawesi. Most of the inhabitants are Muslims.

                Komodo is part of the Lesser Sunda chain of islands and forms part of the Komodo National Park and lies between the substantially larger neighbouring islands Sumbawa to the west and Flores to the east. What is particularly known here is the native Komodo dragons.
                For centuries, a local tradition was to co-exist with the dragons by leaving behind parts of the deer after hunting or by sacrificing goats. This practice has maintained a co-existence relationship between humans and the dragons, which is why they survived here while they became extinct elsewhere.

                In 1995, a conservation project was carried out to create a more natural habitat for the komodo dragons, prohibiting the feeding tradition as well as deer hunting. Consequently, the deer population increased and is now providing the dragons a more self-sufficient and natural hunting ground than before. A Komodo dragon normally can survive without food for a month.

                Nevertheless, the Komodo dragon remains a symbolic attraction of the island, attracting a large number of visiting tourists, providing employment and supporting the local economy. The Komodo Island is not only known for its heritage of convicts and fearsome dragons but also for its rich marine life and excellent scuba diving sites.


                The Participants of the Photo Safari and Mr Dodi, the Indonesian photographer cum organiser(extreme left).
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                Now it is the mating season for the dragons and the mating ritual is quite aggressive.
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                The aggressive male dragon seems to be smaller than the female.
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                The female dragon escapes but slightly scracthed near the frontal right limb.
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                The male dragon chooses not to continue with the mating because of our presence in taking pictures.
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                The injured deer with one horn broken and bitten on the rear. The deer seems to have been recently attacked by the dragons. The deer was too weak to move and it is dying because of the poisonous bite of the dragons. The dragons will return and feed on the injured deer.
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                  Injured Komodo.
                  I've learned so much from this trip! Nice meeting everyone. It was good fun!
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                    More Island shots.

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                      Our boat cum accommodation quarters for the 2 days/1 night Island hopping. The boat was manned by a 5 men crew and it included a cook. We had our meals on board.

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                        More photos from Kelor Island

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                          Pink Beach or Pantai Merah is one of the few beaches in the world that has pink gravel. When the waves roll over the sand, the pink base would be exposed, hence its name.

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                            Damn i should not load this page....the images is poisonous...

                            Eh uncle Maxby, will Cebu island as cun as this ??

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                              Originally posted by g88 View Post
                              Damn i should not load this page....the images is poisonous...

                              Eh uncle Maxby, will Cebu island as cun as this ??
                              I think so....just google Malapascua Island.
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