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Pictures of sulawesi in Indonesia [updated 2014-04-08]



Below you will find a collection of photos from Indonesia. Pictures were taken by Rhett A. Butler over several years. While these images are the property of mongabay.com, it may be permissible to use them for non-commercial purposes (like powerpoint presentations and school projects), provided that the images are not altered in any form. Please read this for more details. If you are interested in using an image in a publication please contact me.


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Orange orchid with magenta spots (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Orange orchid with magenta spots


Red anchovies at fish market in Rantepao (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Red anchovies at fish market in Rantepao



Manado Tua volcano


Rice fields near Batutomonga village  (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Rice fields near Batutomonga village



Celebes crested macaque (Macaca nigra)



Bear Cuscus


Rice fields (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Rice fields


Top breed white water buffalo (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Top breed white water buffalo



Sulawesi sunset


Palawa village (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Palawa village


Muddy rice fields in Tana Toraja (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Muddy rice fields in Tana Toraja


Bamboo stakes placed to control water hyacinth at Lake Tempe (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Bamboo stakes placed to control water hyacinth at Lake Tempe. These bamboo tripods form bungkas, large man-made circles of floating vegetation. These serve as fish traps, attracting fish during the rainy seaons. As water levels drop towards the dry season, a fine bamboo fence is built around the bungka, trapping the fish.


Riverside village downriver from Bantimurung falls (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Riverside village downriver from Bantimurung falls



Celebes crested macaque (Macaca nigra)



Strangler fig


Colorful house among green rice paddies (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Colorful house among green rice paddies



Mother tarsier and baby


Yellow and brown toad in Sulawesi (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Yellow and brown toad in Sulawesi.


Black butterfly with blue-purple markings on its wings (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Black butterfly with blue-purple markings on its wings.


Tau-Tau Effigies at Londa Nanggala (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Tau-Tau Effigies at Londa Nanggala


Colorful house among green rice fields of south Sulawesi (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Colorful house among green rice fields of south Sulawesi


Deep red millipede on forest floor (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Deep red millipede on forest floor


Little girls at Lemo (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Little girls at Lemo



Tarsier


Emerald green rice paddies of south Sulawesi (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Emerald green rice paddies of south Sulawesi


Emerald green rice terraces of south Sulawesi (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Emerald green rice terraces of south Sulawesi


Pomelo (Jerunga) fruit (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Pomelo (Jerunga) fruit


Palm fruits (close up) (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Palm fruits (close up)



Crested black macaque


Rice fields at Lemo (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Rice fields at Lemo


Giant bamboo (Dendrocalamus giganteus) (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Giant bamboo (Dendrocalamus giganteus)


Lowland rice paddies of Sulawesi (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Lowland rice paddies of Sulawesi



Mother tarsier and baby



Infant Crested Back Macaque


Tombs carved in a rock face at Lemo (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Tombs carved in a rock face at Lemo



Tarsier


Rice paddies near Batutomonga village  (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Rice paddies near Batutomonga village



Sulawesi sunrise



Sulawesi beach at dawn


Boy streering a traditional boat near Lake Tempe (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Boy streering a traditional boat near Lake Tempe



Beach at low tide near Bunaken Cha Cha



Orange fly with purple eyes



Green Vine Snake (Ahaetulla prasina)



Butterfly (Great Mormon - Papilio memnon?)


Sphenomorphus skink species in Sulawesi (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Sphenomorphus skink species in Sulawesi.



Dive boat off Bunaken


Londa Nanggala cave with wooden funeral effigies and hanging coffins (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Londa Nanggala cave with wooden funeral effigies and hanging coffins. This is the burial custom of the Sa'dan Toraja people of upland Sulawesi.



Crested black macaque



Looking up the inside of a strangler fig tree



Tarsier



Oriental vine snake (Ahaetulla prasina)



Palm leaf in the rainforest


Rice paddies near Batutomonga village  (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Rice paddies near Batutomonga village


Coffins and wooden effigies in cave at Londa Nanggala (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Coffins and wooden effigies in cave at Londa Nanggala



Tarsier



Fig fruits


People planting rice in south Sulawesi (Sulawesi (Celebes))
People planting rice in south Sulawesi


Grey tree frog (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Grey tree frog



Sulawesi rainforest canopy



Mangroves and seagrass on Bunaken Island



Fishing village of Batu Putih


Sulawesi limestone mountains (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Sulawesi limestone mountains



Beach near Batu Putih, a fishing village in North Sulawesi, with Tangkoko Reserve in the background


Water buffalo in rice paddies near Batutomonga village  (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Water buffalo in rice paddies near Batutomonga village



Tarsier



Black sand beach on the Lembeh Strait


Wooden effigies of the dead in cliff walls at Lemo (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Wooden effigies of the dead in cliff walls at Lemo



Colorful flower buds


Muddy rice fields near Ketu Kese (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Muddy rice fields near Ketu Kese



Infant Crested Back Macaques Playing



Infant Crested Back Macaques Playing


House gecko on yellow-orange background (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
House gecko on yellow-orange background


Rice fields planted on former mangrove forest land (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Rice fields planted on former mangrove forest land


Terraced rice fields of Batutomonga (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Terraced rice fields of Batutomonga



Manado Tua volcano


Rice paddies at Batutomonga  (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Rice paddies at Batutomonga



Green, black, and yellow grasshopper



Eastern Tarsier (Tarsius tarsier)



Buttress roots



Fisherman working at sun down in Indonesia



Dawn on Bunaken



White sand beach and turquoise waters in Sulawesi


Sulawesi home outside of Makassar (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Sulawesi home outside of Makassar


Traditional painting on the side of a home in Palawa (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Traditional painting on the side of a home in Palawa. Orange and black-brown paint has been used to color the art.



Strangler fig



Male and Female Knobbed Hornbill (Aceros cassidix)



Bunaken dawn


Green cacao pods still on the tree (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Green cacao pods still on the tree. Cacao is cauliflorous, meaning the fruit grow directly out of the tree trunk and branches.



Vine Snake (Ahaetulla prasina)


Wooden effigies of the dead at Lemo (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Wooden effigies of the dead at Lemo



Celebes crested macaque (Macaca nigra)



Mangroves and seagrass on Bunaken Island



Tarsier



Infant Crested Back Macaque



Flat beetle



Sulawesi dawn


Woman planting in rice paddy (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Woman planting in rice paddy



Camouflaged flying dragon


Woman with kids (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Woman with kids


Rice and mountains (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Rice and mountains



Paradise?



Sulawesi sunset



Crustal clear waters of Bunaken National Marine Park



Dusk on an Indonesian island



Male and Female Knobbed Hornbill (Aceros cassidix)



Sulawesi black *ape*


Plane view of clouds at sunset over the island of Sulawesi (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Plane view of clouds at sunset over the island of Sulawesi


Iridescent turquoise and black butterfly in hand (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Iridescent turquoise and black butterfly in hand.



Sulawesi Scops-Owl (Otus manadensis)



Mother tarsier and baby



Eastern Tarsier (Tarsius tarsier)


Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting) on branch above stream (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting) on branch above stream


Selecting among fish at market in Rantepao (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Selecting among fish at market in Rantepao


Riverside huts along river draining Lake Tempe (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Riverside huts along river draining Lake Tempe



Dawn on the Lembeh Strait


Black butterfly with white markings (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Black butterfly with white markings


Vendor carrying all of his wares on the back of his motorbike (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Vendor carrying all of his wares on the back of his motorbike


Airplane view of clouds at sunset over the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia (Sulawesi (Celebes))
Airplane view of clouds at sunset over the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia


Painting of roosters and water buffalos--orange, red, and dark brown paint (Toraja Land (Torajaland), Sulawesi)
Painting of roosters and water buffalos--orange, red, and dark brown paint


House gecko (Sulawesi (Celebes))
House gecko




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