Wayag, Raja Ampat (“The Four Kings”), Indonesia

Our ship at Wayag, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, nestled between forested karst islets that are the poster image for the region

Our ship at Wayag, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, nestled between forested karst islets that are the poster image for the region

 

At Wayag, visitors experience some of the most iconic scenery Raja Ampat has to offer.  This labyrinth of karst islets is the poster image for the entire region.  Given that Wayag is a microcosm of Raja Ampat as a whole, we had a very full day of exploration in and around the forested limestone peaks that bejewel a turquoise lagoon – with Zodiac cruising to explore the terrain and then SCUBA diving and snorkeling in the protected lagoons (sorry, your blogger doesn’t have an underwater camera, so no underwater photographs).

 

Wayag, Raja Ampat, Indonesia #2; our Zodiac cruising took us through the labyrinth of karst islets

Wayag, Raja Ampat, Indonesia #2; our Zodiac cruising took us through the labyrinth of karst islets

 

Wayag, Raja Ampat, Indonesia #3

Wayag, Raja Ampat, Indonesia #3

 

Wayag, Raja Ampat, Indonesia #4; a few of the islands had enough erosion through the eons to have white sandy beaches

Wayag, Raja Ampat, Indonesia #4; a few of the islands had enough erosion through the eons to have white sandy beaches

 

Wayag, Raja Ampat, Indonesia #5; the “mushroom” islet

Wayag, Raja Ampat, Indonesia #5; the “mushroom” islet

 

Wayag, Raja Ampat, Indonesia #6

Wayag, Raja Ampat, Indonesia #6

 

Wayag, Raja Ampat, Indonesia #7; the “Three Sisters” (some were arguing for the name “Three Brothers”…)

Wayag, Raja Ampat, Indonesia #7; the “Three Sisters” (some were arguing for the name “Three Brothers”…)

 

Wayag, Raja Ampat, Indonesia #8; below the surface, the lagoons host spectacular coral reefs and an abundance of fish and reef invertebrates (note that 97% of the animal kingdom are invertebrates!)

Wayag, Raja Ampat, Indonesia #8; below the surface, the lagoons host spectacular coral reefs and an abundance of fish and reef invertebrates (note that 97% of the animal kingdom are invertebrates!)

 

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5 thoughts on “Wayag, Raja Ampat (“The Four Kings”), Indonesia

  1. Gorgeous! Appreciate your sharing your fabulous adventures. Finally attended “ Becky Nurse” at Berkeley Rep. Loved it! Thanks for sponsoring. Next month Chuck and I are off to Israel, Egypt, and Jordan. Pray for peace! Stay well, Kathy Korpell

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