Located off the northwest tip of Bird's Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea, in Indonesia's West Papua province, Raja Ampat is an archipelago of over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals surrounding four main islands.
The archipelago straddles the Equator and forms part of the “Coral Triangle” which includes Indonesia, the Philippines and New Guinea, and contains the richest marine biodiversity on earth.
This photograph was taken after a sweaty late morning hike up a hill to an elevation of, I would guess, about 200-300 metres. The final image is the result of a 7 frame stitch.
Raja Ampat, a 7 frame stitched panorama. Papua 2019