We spent 4 days/ 3 nights exploring the forest to see birds of paradise, cuscus possum, reptiles and insects. The forest was located in the south of Manokwari. We went there by chartered pick-up car that was operated by local villagers as public transportation that connects villages in the south and Manokwari city.
|The Silky Owl Butterfly (Taenaris catops)|
I used to read an article in the internet that the circles that look like Owl's big eyes in the Silky Owl butterfly are camouflage to protect the insect from predator.
The above photographs were taken using a small pocket camera of mine - the Fujifilm XQ 2. I used it for taking panoramic pictures, insects and flowers. The same camera is also used for taking underwater photographs of coral reef and fish. The following photograph is one of them. I made it while doing freediving in Mansinam island in Dore bay of Manokwari. I freedived to a depth of around 4 meters to take pictures of this coral reef environment.
|Coral Reef in Mansinam island|
|Blue-Butterfly in Susnguakti Forest|
Geoffrey and Jessica liked the tour. At the end of the tour, we walked back to the main road and returned to the city by a chartered transport car. They stayed in Swissbelhotel and flew to Sorong for taking their next holiday in Raja Ampat. - written by Charles Roring