An amazing new book “The Raja Ampat Through the Lens Of” not only showcases the majestic reefs of Indonesia’s Raja Ampat region but is donating all proceeds to the conservation of this spectacular area. With coral reefs under stress from human activities, the authors took the approach of sharing this location with as many people as possible to bring attention to Raja Ampat and show just why it deserves protecting.
Raja Ampat, meaning “Four Kings,” is located off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea, in Indonesia’s West Papua province. Raja Ampat has four main islands surrounded by over 1,500 small islands, cays and shoals. In case you are wondering why that sounds familiar, it is where the fabulous and rare Paracheilinus nursalim flasher wrasse we brought you a few weeks back was discovered.
By inviting some of the top professional photographers they have guided over the years, the authors offered each of them, as individual or photographic team, a chapter in the book to do their magic. The photographers shared their images and text to put together a unique collection of the beauty and rare reef specimens found in one of the richest reef zones on the planet.
This hardcover book features 288 pages of awe-inspiring photography that will make a great statement on any coffee table. If you are a tablet or e-reader person, it is also available for purchase on Amazon for the Kindle. If you can’t take our word for it, see for yourself online since this book is available to view online. Of course, enjoy the beauty but do think about purchasing this book to help preserve this area for future generations.