A sunset cruise on the Sekonyer River, Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan in Borneo, the Republic of Indonesia on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel iain-mallory_indo-1-9

Faces of Indonesia; A Cultural Portrait

Indonesia is a wonderful place for photography, impressive natural wonders, equally spectacular temples, amazing wildlife, yet it is the photogenic people, the faces of Indonesia, that I remember most vividly. A smiling, happy and friendly people always willing to allow their smile to broaden for a camera, photography is part of the culture of Indonesia. During my most recent visit, …

The finale of the Kecak Fire Dance Performance in Uluwatu Temple on the Indian Ocean, Bali in Indonesia on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel iain-mallory_indo-1-149

Kecak Fire Dance Performance, Uluwatu Temple

Everything is not as it seems in Bali. Of course, there are a plethora of bars, clubs and massage parlours, there seems to be a tattoo artist on every street corner and those same streets rammed packed with tourists. Flocking here for the beaches, wonderful sunsets and watersport excitement, they’ve also attracted the usual entourage of tourism facilitators. However, take …

A young girl doing chores on the Pulau Hoga in Wakatobi in Indonesia on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel iain-mallory_indo1598

The Bajo; ‘Sea Gypsies’, a Portrait

This is a companion post to one published just yesterday, the reason; when choosing images to accompany that article I realised this village and the Bajo, Sea Gypsies are just too photogenic. There were too many images, too many wonderful, character filled faces, too many young, fresh smiles and too many glimpses of Bajo culture to be ignored. It’s also …

Orangutans at Camp Leakey in the Tanjung Puting National Park of Kalimantan on the Indonesian island of Borneo on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Indo-1-228

Planet of the Apes; Orangutans in Tanjung Puting

As the wooden ecoboat, known as a klotok chugged closer to the first station along the Sekonyer River in Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan familiar emotions began to surface. Feelings of excitement, anticipation and elation began to well up at the prospect of coming face to face with orangutans here in the Indonesian forests of Borneo. Emotions I’m becoming more used …

Komodo dragons the largest species of monitor lizard at Loh Buaya on Rinca island in the Komodo archipelago of the Republic of Indonesia Iain_Mallory_Indo14712

There be Dragons – Komodo Island

Having received an invite to visit Indonesia, with an opportunity to see impressive temples, an active, smoking volcano crater, and an exciting culture it was the promise of seeing dragons that was too good to refuse. Seeing the largest lizard on the planet, the notorious Komodo dragons had me emailing my acceptance by return of post. Several months later, along …