Among the thick sea anemones, a sea eel disguises itself to blend with the environment

Among the thick sea anemones, a sea eel disguises itself to blend with the environment (blending in is what reminds me of the ex lol :)

Its vibrant colors and unique appearance have always captivated divers: the nudibranch is truly a marvel of the deep sea.

Its vibrant colors and unique appearance have always captivated divers: the nudibranch is truly a marvel of the deep sea.

This Sigale-gale wooden puppet is frequently used for traditional rituals, and the local belief that it can move on its own through some kind of magical force from the ancestral spirits.

This Sigale-gale wooden puppet is frequently used for traditional rituals, and the local belief that it can move on its own through some kind of magical force from the ancestral spirits.

The traditional dance, Lego-lego, is performed by about 20 Abui people who join hands in a circular. They performed the dance by moving around three composite stones called mesbah (altar)—a sacred stone for the people in Alor. The dancers wear traditional clothing; they also wear a brass bracelet with a jingling sound on their ankles.

Takpala Village watch exotic Abui tribe in Alor Island, Lapo and Fala Foka houses accompanied Lego-Lego dance

Originally, the roof of traditional batak houses is made of palm fibers. Since palm fibers are hard to find, nowadays these traditional houses uses iron sheeting.

Originally, the roof of traditional batak houses is made of palm fibers. Since palm fibers are hard to find, nowadays these traditional houses uses iron sheeting.

The village of Bena is claimed to have existed since 1,200 years ago. The people living in the village have maintained the megalithic character of the village. Bena is the oldest sub-ethnic group and is therefore placed at the center of the village.

The village of Bena is claimed to have existed since years ago. The people living in the village have maintained the megalithic character of the village. Bena is the oldest sub-ethnic group and is therefore placed at the center of the village.

The village of Bena is claimed to have existed since 1,200 years ago. The people living in the village have maintained the megalithic character of the village. Bena is the oldest sub-ethnic group and is therefore placed at the center of the village.

The village of Bena is claimed to have existed since years ago. The people living in the village have maintained the megalithic character of the village. Bena is the oldest sub-ethnic group and is therefore placed at the center of the village.

To Bena villagers, Mt. Inerie is the natural resting place of female ancestors, called bhaga -  and the abode of their god Zeta. The mountain is best visited during June to August when the sky is mostly clear so climbers can see both the Savu Sea and Bajawa at the same time from the same place.

To Bena villagers, Mt. Inerie is the natural resting place of female ancestors, called bhaga - and the abode of their god Zeta. The mountain is best visited during June to August when the sky is mostly clear so climbers can see both the Savu Sea and Bajawa at the same time from the same place.

To Bena villagers, Mt. Inerie is the natural resting place of female ancestors, called bhaga -  and the abode of their god Zeta. The mountain is best visited during June to August when the sky is mostly clear so climbers can see both the Savu Sea and Bajawa at the same time from the same place.

To Bena villagers, Mt. Inerie is the natural resting place of female ancestors, called bhaga - and the abode of their god Zeta. The mountain is best visited during June to August when the sky is mostly clear so climbers can see both the Savu Sea and Bajawa at the same time from the same place.

To Bena villagers, Mt. Inerie is the natural resting place of female ancestors, called bhaga -  and the abode of their god Zeta. The mountain is best visited during June to August when the sky is mostly clear so climbers can see both the Savu Sea and Bajawa at the same time from the same place.

To Bena villagers, Mt. Inerie is the natural resting place of female ancestors, called bhaga - and the abode of their god Zeta. The mountain is best visited during June to August when the sky is mostly clear so climbers can see both the Savu Sea and Bajawa at the same time from the same place.

Among the magnificent coral reefs and a school of swimming fish, the clear blue water seems almost magical, seen within

Among the magnificent coral reefs and a school of swimming fish, the clear blue water seems almost magical, seen within

A group of Abui men are posing wearing traditional clothing equipped with the instruments for a dance performance. A gong and a brass drum called moko are significant music instruments to accompany the traditional rhyme in a dance performance.

A group of Abui men are posing wearing traditional clothing equipped with the instruments for a dance performance. A gong and a brass drum called moko are significant music instruments to accompany the traditional rhyme in a dance performance.

Tarina is one of interesting dancing attractions one can enjoy while visiting the traditional village of Takpala. Paying attention to their moves and hearing the solemn chant of the traditional song, one may be amazed and moved.

Tarina is one of interesting dancing attractions one can enjoy while visiting the traditional village of Takpala. Paying attention to their moves and hearing the solemn chant of the traditional song, one may be amazed and moved.

Wrapped in the splendors of Lake Toba, the mystifying beauty of Samosir Island lies just a boat ride away.

Wrapped in the splendors of Lake Toba, the mystifying beauty of Samosir Island lies just a boat ride away.

Bena sits in an area covering 375 meters long and 80 meters wide right on the slopes of Mt. Inerie (2,245 meters asl). Here, 9 different sub-ethnic groups live in 45 houses. The village is only 18 kilometers from Bajawa, the capital city of the district of Ngada.

Bena sits in an area covering 375 meters long and 80 meters wide right on the slopes of Mt. Inerie (2,245 meters asl). Here, 9 different sub-ethnic groups live in 45 houses. The village is only 18 kilometers from Bajawa, the capital city of the district of Ngada.

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