The incredible coral reefs of Indonesia’s Raja Ampat

The first time I dived on Raja Ampat’s reefs, I didn’t know where to look first. The profusion of colors and the seeming chaos of the Indonesia reef’s appearance — not a single straight line to be seen — provided a total contrast to the orderly, human-built world we usually inhabit topside. <![CDATA[ #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } ]]> MORE: Hunting down the world’s oldest art in South Sulawesi, Indonesia Photos and video struggle to ever do Raja Ampat’s reefs justice. They just can’t fully capture the all-encompassing sense of the reef’s

Lucky Couple Finds Valuable Lump of Whale Vomit

Ambergris, Sperm Whale vomit Gary and Angela Williams are celebrating after the large, smelly ‘rock’ they found on a Lancashire beach turned out to be something far more valuable. Another Whale’s vomit is another man’s good fortune. The Mirror reports Gary and Angela Williams found a lump of “floating gold” on Sunday while walking on the beach in Britain. The couple are celebrating after a large, smelly ‘rock’ they picked up on the beach turned out to be a chunk of whale vomit – potentially fetching a cool £50,000 (about $56,540.00 US).  Gary and Angela Williams, from Overton, Lancashire, were walking along Middleton Sands beach near Morecambe Bay as they were headed in the directing of rotting fish. Following the stench, they spotted what looked like

Curaçao log: My traveling muse – Day 3

Curaçao log: My traveling muse Day 3 – October 13, 2015 Tuesday. The sun has set hours ago, casting the sky into a featureless obsidian. But unlike the hapless humans, creatures of the ocean seek solace and comfort in the stars and spotlight, inching their way towards...

Curaçao log: My traveling muse – Day 2

Curaçao log: My traveling muse Day 2 – October 12, 2015 Monday. I’m writing this log on a ship! The R. V. Chapman. Things got a little bit gung-ho today. Well, a lot gung-ho. Sweet serendipity comes not nearly enough in a lifetime, but when it does, you take...

Curaçao log: My traveling muse – Day 1

Curaçao log: My traveling muse Day 1 – October 11, 2015 Sunday. Today was incredible. It has been over twelve hours since I arrived on Curaçao. Strange. It felt like days ago when Vanessa and I were eating gummy bears in Miami, waiting for our plane to...
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