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Indonesia Trip Report Part I: Lembeh

Posted by Jeffrey Milisen on Friday, March 10, 2017,


In the last 13 hours, I have haggled over 65,000 rupiah (what amounts to about $7US) for a west Papuan penis gourd, dipped my toes in the Indian Ocean, and because the Indian Ocean might be polluted, I had my toes cleaned by fish in what was probably the weirdest tourism ritual I have ever played along with.  And as I sit here and wait for my airport transfer out of Bali, I can’t help but reflect that none of this has anything to do with why I am here.


Coconut Octopus (Amphi...


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Go Team America! 2016 World Shootout Nationals Gold!

Posted by Jeffrey Milisen on Saturday, January 28, 2017, In : Events 
This is already shaping up to be an amazing year.  I am headed to Raja Ampat and Lembeh (Indonesia) next month, Papua New Guinea in November, and this morning I just found out that my Team America just won Gold in the World Shootout.  It is considered the Grand Prix of Underwater Photography.  Teams consisting of three photographers from all over the world compete with six images (two per entrant).  The teams were narrowed down to the top five last month, and just this morning, the ceremony a...
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