As we made our way across the calm ocean of the Timor Sea towards Indonesia, we enjoyed a brief rest on board the luxurious National Geographic Orion before our adventures begin again in West Timor.

The Timor Sea is a shallow ocean covering the Australian continental shelf. It stretches far north before the subduction zone of the collision between the Australian Plate and the Sunda Plate to the north. At the edge of the continental shelf, the ocean dives to depths of 2000 metres.

Photo caption and photographer: Chef Ruben Lourenco showcases his culinary skills with a cooking demonstration. Photo by Erin O’Brien