As we arrived at Sumbawa Island this morning, the remnants of the super volcano, Tambora, loomed above us. This morning we had to make a choice, either an incredible cultural performance or a nature walk around a volcanic caldera lake. Both spots were wonderful, with cool performances by kids and an abundant number of birds, including the ornate pitta.

In the afternoon, it was time to get wet. The water around Satonda was clear, warm, and filled with fish. I was especially mesmerized by the clouds of vibrant turquoise damselfish pulsating above healthy branching corals.

All too soon, it was time to set sail, however, a stunning sunset was enjoyed by many as we headed towards Komodo and our dance with dragons tomorrow.

Photo caption and credit: Photographer enjoying the sunset. Photo by Mike Greenfelder