Photos from Halmahera, one of the world’s strangest and least recognized biodiversity hotspots
The following pictures were taken by Dmitry Telnov during visits to Halmahera, largest island in the Maluku Islands.
Halmahera has been compared to a mini-Sulawesi for both its geography and high levels of endemic wildlife.
The island has also been plagued by conflict between the indigenous population and transmigrants from other parts of Indonesia.
Litoria infrafrenata frog
Devastation of pristine Halmaheran rainforest due to road construction and logging
More of Dmitry’s Indonesian pictures are available in a guest gallery at http://travel.mongabay.com/indonesia/dmitry/