Leonardus Nyoman

Flores Island

Flores Island

The largest island in the East Nusa Tenggara chain, Flores received its name in 1544 from passing Portuguese explorers Cabo das Flores (Cape of Flowers). Before that time, it was known to traders as the unimaginatively-named Stone Island. Flores has absorbed foreign influence from many quarters. Its ports…

Komodo and Rinca

Komodo and Rinca

Komodo dragons can reach 3 metres (10 ft) or more and weigh an average of 70 kg (154 lbs). Females usually attain only two-thirds of this size and lay up to 30 eggs at a time. Komodo dragons are carnivores and their favourite diet is rotting meat, which they track by flicking…