Fluid Beauty: Indonesia’s Lakes

Fluid Beauty: Indonesia’s Lakes
Lake Beratan, Bali
The famous Ulun Danu Beratan Temple floating on Lake Beratan in the Bedugul area of Bali. It was a fine morning with a clear blue sky, and I spotted flowers blooming near the edge of the lake.
Lake Kelimutu, Flores
Lake Kelimutu is a unique water feature consisting of three different lakes located in the crater of an active volcano. Because of its sulphuric acid content, the water changes colour based on the temperature, weather and also the lighting of its surroundings. Here is the view near the edge of two of the lakes.
Lake Tondano, North Sulawesi
Sometimes, it’s a great idea to add a human element in order to show the sheer size of a lake. This photo shows a fisherman at work with his boat at Lake Tondano. Many people know Manado because of Bunaken National Park, but nearby Lake Tondano in the Tomohon Highland offers a different kind of beauty.
Lake Toba, North Sumatra
In order to get a better angle, I try to find higher ground before flying my drone. This is useful in order to get an unobstructed view of the drone and to maintain the safety of the surroundings. I took this photo of Lake Toba and Tuk Tuk village on Samosir Island by hiking to Beta Hill (Bukit Beta) before flying my drone in the early morning.
Lake Kaolin, Belitung Island
The lake, formed as a result of kaolin mining, has a unique turquoise colour and is very clear. I took this photo before sunrise. Since it was a calm morning, the vivid sky was perfectly reflected on the water.
Lake Tamblingan, Bali
There are times when a view from high above is more interesting. This aerial photo of Lake Tamblingan in northern Bali shows how the water floods the temple ground during sunrise. You can even see small canoes that local people use to transport visitors to the temple.
Lake Buyan, Bali
The best time to take a photo of a lake is usually during the early morning and sunrise, when lighting is at its best and you have the whole lake to yourself. I took this photo of Lake Buyan very early. Lake Buyan is twinned with Lake Buyan, located in northern Bali. As it’s in the highlands, you can see there is some fog and mist still covering the lake. If you look closely, you can even spot Mt Agung in the distance.

Suwandi Chandra

An award-winning travel photographer based in Indonesia, Suwandi Chandra’s interest in photography blossomed while working in the USA in 2007. His love of travel, nature, landscape and architectural objects continues to fuel his worldwide travels. His work has been featured and published in several international digital and print publications, ranging from CNN.com to The New York Times, BBC News Indonesia, Lonely Planet Traveller, Qatar Airways’ Oryx, Singapore Airlines’ Silkwinds and Jetstar Asia. Explore his work at www.suwandichandra.com Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @SuwandiCPhoto.

Temple Reliefs - Colours Indonesia

The Temples of Indonesia

The Temples of Indonesia
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    Prambanan
    Constructed in the 10th century, the Prambanan Temple is a structure showcasing the glory of Hinduism in Java. Located near the centre of Yogyakarta, the temple is best photographed just before sunset. To capture the beauty of the reddish light illuminating the temple, I snapped some images from outside using the surrounding trees as a natural frame. Since it was very busy, I had to roam around the temple complex to get different angles.

Barry Kusuma

Barry Kusuma is a travel photographer and videographer based in Jakarta. His photographs focus on overlooked themes of nature and culture. Barry was recognised by the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism as a Creative Tourism Ambassador for the creative ways in which he shares his photos and videos through social media, and he is a photo and video contributor for Getty Images.

Reflection in the Mirror of Water, Indonesia by Katarzyna Anyżewska - Colours Indonesia

March 2017

 

Once-in-a-lifetime moments captured by internationally renowned photographers: simply stunning images from across the Garuda Indonesia network.

  • Bali Kecak, Indonesia by Pimpin Nagawan - Colours Indonesia
    Bali Kecak, Indonesia by Pimpin Nagawan
    Artists perform a traditional kecak dance and drama in Uluwatu, Bali
Kelotok Sunset on the Sekonyer River - Colours Indonesia

Tanjung Puting in Pictures

Tanjung Puting in Pictures
  • Portrait of a Mother and Baby Orangutan - Colours Indonesia
    Portrait of a Mother and Baby Orangutan
    For many visitors to Camp Leakey, the first glimpse of one of the resident orangutans is Tutu, the eldest matriarch. As she is one of the most photographed of all the orangutans of Tanjung Puting, I was looking for a moment that would capture the quiet dignity of this incredible animal.

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Tommy Schultz

Tommy Schultz is a travel and adventure photographer who has been based in Asia since 2004. His photography and writing have been published by National Geographic, Patagonia, The Surfer’s Journal, The North Face, The World  Wildlife Fund, Delta Airlines, Korean Airlines and Garuda Indonesia, and he recently made his television debut as  a judge on the History Channel’s Photo Face Off show. Based in Bali for much of the year, Tommy is inspired by the  beauty and diversity of the archipelago, exploring the world’s best surf spots and dive destinations with his camera.

Venice Carnival, Italy by Susanne Kremer - Colours Indonesia

February 2017

 

Once-in-a-lifetime moments captured by internationally renowned photographers: simply stunning images from across the Garuda Indonesia network.

  • Colourful Fishing, Indonesia by Ajar Setiadi - Colours Indonesia
    Colourful Fishing, Indonesia by Ajar Setiadi
    A brightly coloured fishing net is launched into the water by a fisherman as his young helper assists in making a catch. They spent around three hours on the 6m bamboo raft, throwing the handmade net into Situ Gede, a lake in Bogor, West Java.