Blyth's Hornbill was a common sight on Halmahera
Blyth's Hornbill was a common sight on Halmahera
Low tide on Halmahera
Low tide on Halmahera
Sombre Kingfisher at Weda Resort
Sombre Kingfisher at Weda Resort
View from the boat toward the beach at Weda Resort where we camped
View from the boat toward the beach at Weda Resort where we camped
The double-water proof technology was not just marketing. Thank God!
The double-water proof technology was not just marketing. Thank God!
Happiness.
Happiness.
View over the reef near Weda Resort, Halmahera
View over the reef near Weda Resort, Halmahera
Ready, Set...
Ready, Set...
Bottoms up!
Bottoms up!
No the boat is not about to crash into the reef. The water is just incredibly clear!
No the boat is not about to crash into the reef. The water is just incredibly clear!
The reef at Halmahera. Unbelievable. Photo courtesy of Rients Faber.
The reef at Halmahera. Unbelievable. Photo courtesy of Rients Faber.
Two very happy snorkelers at Halmahera. Photo courtesy of Rients Faber.
Two very happy snorkelers at Halmahera. Photo courtesy of Rients Faber.
After the drop off at left, the visibility from the surface was over 40 meters to the bottom. Crystal clear.
After the drop off at left, the visibility from the surface was over 40 meters to the bottom. Crystal clear.
Photo courtesy of Rients Faber.
Photo courtesy of Rients Faber.
Photo courtesy of Rients Faber.
Photo courtesy of Rients Faber.
No explanation required. Really pretty.
No explanation required. Really pretty.
Manu loves snorkeling. Loves it.
Manu loves snorkeling. Loves it.
Photo courtesy of Rients Faber.
Photo courtesy of Rients Faber.
Green corals had black fish, yellow corals had orange and yellow fish, brown corals had sticky anemone and maroon clown fish.
Green corals had black fish, yellow corals had orange and yellow fish, brown corals had sticky anemone and maroon clown fish.
Photo courtesy of Rients Faber.
Photo courtesy of Rients Faber.
View to Weda Resort as seen from the boat.
View to Weda Resort as seen from the boat.
Rufous-Bellied Triller at Weda Resort
Rufous-Bellied Triller at Weda Resort
Striated Flycatcher near Weda Resort
Striated Flycatcher near Weda Resort
Weda Resort
Weda Resort
Still not actually sure which kind of Bronze Cuckoo this is. Experts welcome to comment.
Still not actually sure which kind of Bronze Cuckoo this is. Experts welcome to comment.
Pacific Baza. Amazing eyes.
Pacific Baza. Amazing eyes.
Broken boats in Halmahera
Broken boats in Halmahera
Orchids were everywhere at Weda.
Orchids were everywhere at Weda.
Fishing village in Halmahera near Weda Resort
Fishing village in Halmahera near Weda Resort
Goliath Coucal, the largest of the coucals, has an amazing call.
Goliath Coucal, the largest of the coucals, has an amazing call.
Mud Skippers!
Mud Skippers!
Spotted Kestral being harassed by a Willie Wagtail
Spotted Kestral being harassed by a Willie Wagtail
Resident Sombre Kingfisher, one of two Halmahera Endemic Kingfishers.
Resident Sombre Kingfisher, one of two Halmahera Endemic Kingfishers.
Blue and White Kingfisher, the second endemic Kingfisher in Halmahera.
Blue and White Kingfisher, the second endemic Kingfisher in Halmahera.
A Bird of Paradise and the Ivory Breasted Pitta in the same morning! Score!
A Bird of Paradise and the Ivory Breasted Pitta in the same morning! Score!
The Wallace's Standardwing Bird of Paradise. Our first BOP!
The Wallace's Standardwing Bird of Paradise. Our first BOP!
Ivory-Breasted Pitta, a Halmahera endemic
Ivory-Breasted Pitta, a Halmahera endemic
Volcano in the distance, Halmahera
Volcano in the distance, Halmahera