The Amazing Aerial View of Raja Ampat
Posted on : 22 June 2012
Categories : Diving and Snorkeling
Environmental geology is part of the natural system essential for Raja Ampat, one of the world’s best untouched destinations. The features shown from an aerial photography have confirmed the delicacy and gracefulness at the same time of the islands located between Maluku and one of the world’s largest islands, Papua.
Many have undoubtedly avowed that Raja Ampat is the world of its own, found nowhere else but in Indonesia.
Photos by Alain Issock.
Physiographical features of Raja Ampat islands have formed visual exquisiteness from an aerial outlook.
Raja Ampat has various aquatic morphologies, from 200-meter depth to only 3 meters near the lush topographic karsts islands.
There are four major types of beaches in Raja Ampat as a result of geodynamic processes around the India-Australia and Pacific plates. They are granite beaches found in several part of Batanta and Salawati island, mud beaches in several stretches of Waigeo and Misool, cliff beaches in most part of Waigeo all the way from Mayalibit to Kabui Cove and also in Bantanta island, Mansuar island, and southern part of Misool.
Its geomorphology starts from the secluded sandy beaches to some rising hills of 500 to 900-meter high. The vegetation is spotless green almost in harmony with the turquoise water all around the inlets.
The white sandy beach in Raja Ampat has surely become the main attraction for visitors, not only for its serene scenery but also for its ecological splendor and wholesome privacy.
Since the access to the world’s greatest diving paradise is still limited, there are absolutely roads less traveled and make the place an idyllic destination for ultimate vacationers.
Fishing is the easiest thing to do when you decide not to dive as Raja Ampat lodges more than 75% of the world’s underwater species living right under the floating deck.
Snorkeling in the shallow water of the island is irresistible. The water is crystal clear and the weather is like a never-ending summer.
A fisherman brought along his family members to his daily activity at the shallow part of the water.
Although there are potential mining activities in the islands, Raja Ampat is best put as the remaining world’s paradise both for the people and the protected underwater species.