Temple Reliefs - Colours Indonesia

The Temples of Indonesia

The Temples of Indonesia
  • Prambanan - Colours Indonesia
    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.


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.
Kalimantan - Colours Indonesia

Indonesian Cultural Dance

Indonesian Cultural Dance
  • Kecak Dance, Bali - Colours Indonesia
    Kecak Dance, Bali
    The Kecak, or fire dance, is always an amazing spectacle, but it’s a challenge to photograph, with a combination of low light, explosions of fire and fast action. I was very happy with this photo, as I was able to catch all of this, and especially the drama of the moment and the look of intensity on the man’s face. The boys in the background are not in focus as this could distract from the main subject, but they still remain visible. For this result, positioning was very important (not too close to the fire!), as well as taking many images with a fast shutter speed.


David Metcalf

David Metcalf is a resident of Bali and has been travelling, writing and photographing throughout Indonesia for the past decade. David has held several exhibitions in Jakarta and Bali since 2002. He opened Taksu Photo Gallery in Ubud, Bali, in 2015 and uses the power of photography to educate and encourage positive social change. David leads photography tours to Bali and Java, the USA, Myanmar, India and other destinations. He is involved in many projects in Kalimantan supporting Dayak culture and the environment.