Y'day We have Presented the First part of the Awesome Pics of Indonesia Clicked by travel Photographer David Lazar.
Indonesia is a vast equatorial archipelago of 17,000 islands extending 5,150 kilometers (3,200 miles) east to west, between the Indian and Pacific Oceans in Southeast Asia. The largest islands are Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), Sulawesi, and the Indonesian part of New Guinea (known as Papua or Irian Jaya). Islands are mountainous with dense rain forests, and some have active volcanoes. Most of the smaller islands belong to larger groups, like the Moluccas (Spice Islands).
Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous nation, is 86 percent Muslim—and the largest Islamic country, though it is a secular state. Indonesians are separated by seas and clustered on islands. The largest cluster is on Java, with some 130 million inhabitants (60 percent of the country's population) on an island the size of New York State. Sumatra, much larger than Java, has less than a third of its people. Ethnically the country is highly diverse, with over 580 languages and dialects—but only 13 have more than one million speakers.
Presenting 12 Awesome Photos's of Indonesia | Part II
1# Warriors engaging in traditional Caci (whip) dance in Labuan Bajo, Flores
2# Seaweed farmer working on Lembongan Island at sunrise.
3# Dayak kids playing in the grass near a burning pile of leaves.
4# Mahagiri Rice Terraces at sunrise, in Bali.
5# Portrait of a warrior with wooden statues and a skull around his neck.
6# Taken while scuba diving off the coast of Bali.
7# Dayak women helping a young girl with her hair accessories and necklace.
8# A young Balinese girl in Ubud with her traditional fan.
9# A submerged, reclining Buddha statue lying peacefully underwater in a world of tropical fish and ever growing coral and vegetation.
10# Rambutan in Indonesian language refers to something ‘hairy’. The fruit is native to tropical South East Asia and is a popular fruit snack, picked straight from the tree.
11# Taken in Kalimantan, Borneo
12# Dayak traditional formal clothing consists of many coloured beads to form specific patterns. This girl is stretching her ear lobes, a practice associated with beauty among some of the Dayak tribes.
David Lazar is a travel photographer and musician from Brisbane, Australia, who loves to capture moments of life, beauty and culture through photography. He is drawn to locations which have a rich cultural background and he is especially interested in portrait and landscape photography.
David is a contributor to photography, travel and in-flight magazines, as well as newspapers and journals such as National Geographic, Asian Geographic and Lonely Planet. In 2014 he was awarded Best Culture Photographer by Garuda Airways, on a visit to Indonesia. In 2012 he was the winner of the Travel category in the Smithsonian Photography Contest.
David has been travelling annually since 2004, the year in which he became interested in travel photography as a genre of art, returning from three months in India and Nepal.
David is also a composer, teacher and performer of music, and has a Master of Music in film composition.
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