Indonesia

The Republic of Indonesia stretches across an archipelago consisting of more than 17,000 islands and is the fourth most populous country on earth with approximately 230 million people. The mind-boggling number of cultures, environments, and adventures to be had here could keep someone busy for several lifetimes, although most tourists tend to concentrate on the island of Bali. This gallery covers all the photos I’ve shot so far in Indonesia, from Sumatra to Maluku, and many places in between. Looking forward to wherever the next archipelago adventures might lead…


Sharks of Raja Ampat: Underwater Photo Gallery
Shark species in Raja Ampat range from the ultra-rare tasselled wobbegong to lightning-quick schools of baby black tip reef sharks crusing the reefs in search of an easy meal. The presence of these apex predat…
Clown Fish in Raja Ampat: Underwater Photo Gallery
Raja Ampat is full of clown fish. Technically, it's full of all sorts of fish, but I think we saw at least one anemone fish on every dive during twelve days of exploring Raja Ampat with the Seven Seas. Some un…
Corals in Raja Ampat: Underwater Photo Gallery
Raja Ampat is home to more than 500 species of coral (75% of all varieties known worldwide), and the greater Bird's Head Seascape is the most biodiverse place in the world. Diving here is mind-blowing, even …
Big Fish, Blue Water: A Raja Ampat Dive Gallery
Tunas, trevally, barracudas, and swirling schools of silver jacks - we found an amazing variety of larger fish species cruising the underwater ecosystems of Raja Ampat. During our twelve day voyage with the …
Schools of Fish in Raja Ampat: Wide Angle Gallery
On many of our dives in Raja Ampat, we found shimmering walls of schooling fish - far too many to take in with a normal lens. Trying to do justice to the experience of swimming around the world's best aquarium,…
Sardines in Raja Ampat: Schools of Fish Gallery
Every year across Indonesia, enormous schools of silversided minnows congregate around the reefs to feed on upwellings of plankton. These huge concentrations of baitfish in turn attract larger predator species …
Manta Diving in Komodo National Park
Drawn by the swift currents and upwellings of chilly, nutrient-rich water, the experience of diving with mantas in Komodo was a huge highlight of our Seven Seas trip in July / August 2017. Known by scientist…
Living Like a Pirate on the Seven Seas in Komodo
Growing up, my younger brother and I used to listen to a dramatized version of 'Treasure Island' on long car trips with our family. Between the story of Long John Silver and the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' ride …
Mentawai Underwater Waves Photo Gallery
Watching waves underwater has always fascinated me. The incredible explosion of water and air, the amazing way the light is bent by the curving ocean. The only problem is that in most surf spots, the wate…
Mentawai Surf Photos: Perfect Waves at Togat Nusa
I've dreamed about visiting and surfing the Mentawai Islands ever since I arrived in Indonesia ten years ago. So when the invitation came up from Togat Nusa Retreat I jumped at the chance to spend ten days o…
Best Photos of 2015: A Year of Adventure Travel
Spent the last day of 2015 looking back through the highlights of one of the most productive years I've ever had exploring the world with a camera. From more than 20,000 photos taken this year, this gallery in…
Best Photos of 2014: A Year of Travel in Pictures
Hard to believe how fast 2014 went by, but it seems as things get more and more busy, the faster time seems to pass. So many highlights from this past year, I've cut them down to just the very best of the best.…
Things to Do in Bali: Island Travel Photo Gallery
Consistently ranked one of the best islands in the world, Bali is the most magical place I’ve ever visited. Combining a centuries-old traditional Hindu culture framed by an epic backdrop of best surfing wave…
Best of 2013 Gallery: The Year in Photos
Ten years ago this month I was packing my bags for the adventure of a lifetime in the Philippines. That Peace Corps assignment in Dumaguete turned out to be just the beginnning of what has become my dream job…
Uluwatu Outside Corner: Bali Sunset Surf Photos
What's the quickest way for first-time surfers to get in trouble in Bali? They'll ask their taxi driver where the best wave in Bali is. The answer? Uluwatu. Yeah, technically the cabbie is right but Ulu is a lo…
Bali Day Trip to Lembongan Island
I read recently that something like 90% of the tourism in Bali happens within a ten-kilometer radius of the airport. Pretty ridiculous when you think how many amazing spots on the island are well outside that s…
Top Chef Indonesia: Will Meyrick of Mama San Bali
Indonesia 'Top Chef' judge Will Meyrick has created two of the most iconic restaurants in Asia - Sarong and Mama San in Bali. Combining the best flavors and spices of the region, Meyrick has created an array of…
Perfect Day for the Beach at Bingin
Nothing much better than a beautiful beach in Bali and a perfect Indian Ocean swell rolling over the western horizon. This gallery covers the highlights of an amazing afternoon of shooting surf photos at Bingin…
Bali Surf Video: Perfect Barrels on the Bukit
We've just had our first big swell of 2011--last Wednesday kicked it off and things didn't get quiet until today (Tuesday). My New Year's resolution this year is to put down the surf board more often and pic…
Bali Surf Photographer Interview: Surfing In Jeans
Bali Surf Photography Interview at 'Surfing in Jeans' Last week I did a fun short interview with the guys from the 'Surfing in Jeans' website about surf photography and life in Bali. If you want to check out t…