Rainforest Pictures from tropical island of New Guinea

Rainforest Pictures from a Czech Photographer

Tropical rainforest will look more beautiful if its pictures were shot by a professional photographer. Last week, I guided 4 tourists from Czech Republic for a 2-week hiking tour in Arfak mountains and Numfor island. One of them was Dr. Jaroslav Bacovsky. Although he is a medical doctor, he considers photography as his serious hobby. He invests a lot of his money on buying expensive lenses and digital still photo and video cameras that he can use to shoot long distant objects, scenery and macro objects.

Rainforest picture from a river in Numfor island
Rainforest picture from a river in Numfor island

My hobby in Writing to Promote the Preservation of Rainforest

As a tourist guide, I often travel to Arfak mountains in West Papua province of the Republic of Indonesia. This mountain range is still covered with densed forest. Every time I visit Arfak mountains with European tourists, I bring my digital camera, a Sony Cybershot. This camera is good enough for taking pictures of the forest or scenery of the mountains. However, because its lens is short and small, the details of the subject that it can capture are limited.
Dr. Bacovsky knows that I am a writer. He said that he likes reading my articles both in my Manokwari Papua blog and in this hubpages website. The main objective of my writing activities is to promote eco-tourism that will be able to create alternative jobs for Papuan people and at the same time to preserve the rainforest. To support my writing activities, he said that he would give me all of his photographs before leaving for his country. He left Manokwari city early this morning together with his three friends.

Rainforest picture from Samido beach of Numfor island in the North Coast of New Guinea
Rainforest picture from Samido beach of Numfor island in the North Coast of New Guinea
Rainforest Picture from Senopi village of Tambrauw Mountains in West Papua
Rainforest Picture from Senopi village of Tambrauw Mountains in West Papua

Rainforest absorbs CO2 gases

Last night, I met him. I brought my notebook PC Toshiba Satelite L505 to copy the pictures of the rainforest that he shot while traveling with me in the Table Mountain, Arfak Mountains and Numfor island. He gave me two memory cards containing hundreds of pictures about sceneries, people and forests of West Papua. I was very happy when copying his photographs. I promised that I would mention his name under each picture that I use in my article. Because the size of every photograph is big, I have to re-size and reduce its pixels so that it can be loaded faster on the computer screen when someone visits my blog and reads my article.
Rainforest in Arfak mountains near Manokwari city of West Papua has to be preserved. Rainforests around the globe absorb thousands of tons of CO2 gases that we emit everyday through the operation of our cars, and heating devices in our homes and office buildings. Rainforest is important in maintaining the equilibrium of our natural environment. Without rainforest, our planet will be hotter and our air will be toxic and dirtier. We also must not forget that inside a forest, thousands of species of plants and animals live.

Rainforest as natural barrier for tsunami

Two days ago, I wrote a special article about mangrove forest, a type of rainforest that grows in tidal area of tropical region. We just watched on tv how devastating the earthquakes and tsunami waves were when hitting the eastern region of Japan. After watching the tsunami disaster in Japan, now people in the north coast of Numfor island are carrying out the reforestation of their beach area particularly in the tidal zones to reduce the power of tsunami that may happen anytime in the future. So, rainforest is not only absorbing CO2 gases but also reducing the power of strong waves.

I still have thousands of pictures about rainforest, animals, flowers and people living in or near rainforest. I will write more articles about them as my appreciation to this wonderful environment. by Charles Roring

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