Souvenir from Raja Ampat, Irian Jaya (west Papua)

Submitted by mumunmumun on 5 May 2011   •  Destination

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Indonesians love to bring ‘oleh-oleh’ or souvenirs from their travels (strangely, they sometimes demand it too :P). Fortunately, we were given one from our Makassar crazy diving bunch when traveling to Raja Ampat, irian Jaya (west Papua). It’s a Wobbegong shark or Eucrossorhinus dasypogon up close and personal. You can read more about it here. Rahmat, the diver that took this picture, took this about 15 cm from it’s face. Gutsy! Look at it, it’s so weird! It tingles me to see it my self. Lets?

Travel Indonesia - Raja Ampat

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