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Photo Essay: Sailing Through Indonesia

The Katharina phinisi in Alor, Lesser Sunda.

Cruising through Indonesia to capture the country’s 18,000-plus islands sounds like a rough life, doesn’t it? Photographer Muhammad Fadli manned up to spend a week snapping away aboard SeaTrek’s Katharina phinisi, a traditional sailboat. Here, the shots that didn’t make the final cut for the feature, “My Old Man and the Sea.”

The three colored lake of Kelimutu, Moni, Flores.

The three colored lake of Kelimutu in Moni, Flores.

A villager of Watublapi, a village well-known for its fine ikat weaving, Flores, Lesser sunda.

A villager of Watublapi, a village well-known for its fine ikat weaving in Flores, Lesser Sunda.

The ikat weaver of Watublapi, a village well-known for its fine weaving in Flores, Lesser sunda.

The ikat weaver of Watublapi, a village well-known for its fine weaving in Flores, Lesser sunda.

The natural dyed threads used for the fine ikat weaving of Watublapi, Flores.

The natural dyed threads used for the fine ikat weaving of Watublapi, Flores.

Salt-making on the island of Ndao

Salt-making on the island of Ndao

Vegetables on display in the Kalabahi traditional market on Alor, Lesser Sunda.

Vegetables on display in the Kalabahi traditional market on Alor, Lesser Sunda.

Catch of the day on Alor in the Lesser Sunda.

Catch of the day on Alor in the Lesser Sunda.

A local boy in Pulau Buaya (Crocodile island), a small island near Alor, Lesser Sunda.

A local boy in Pulau Buaya (Crocodile island), a small island near Alor, Lesser Sunda.

"I love Jesus" sticker in a local truck in the island of Sawu. This remote Indonesian island is famous for its fine ikat weaving.

“I love Jesus” sticker in a local truck in the island of Sawu. This remote Indonesian island is famous for its fine ikat weaving.

The Katharina

The Katharina