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The Papuan Fathers

Taken in Sauwandarek Village, western part of Raja Ampat district, West Papua Province, Indonesia. We were sailing for around six to seven hours to reach the village from the Sorong Port in the mainland (Papua Island/New Guinea). The village is famous for having its beautiful corals surrounding the coastal area. Perfect for snorkeling just right in front of the houses of villagers. Majority of the villagers are practicing Christianity (Advent).

West Papua is home to some 245 ethnic groups that belong to different tribal peoples, each with its own language and culture. The Papuans tribes are known for their caring towards their children and praising the son and father’s relationship. Further information to travel to Papua-Indonesia can be read in this website .


  1. Very nice images Indah! Doing it in black and white enables us to focus more on the people and their emotions πŸ™‚

  2. It’s a beautiful picture … ! This is how life moves forward .. Parents carry children in their backs and when the parents get old the children repay by carrying their burden on their backs

  3. Hello Indah! Welcome back! Hope you had a great holiday with lots of diving and yummy food! Thanks for sharing the photos – they are very beautiful and contained lots of emotions.

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