This extreme macro was taken in the Togean Islands. This beach crab had eyes that could move out of a recess in the side of its shell, and rotate 90 degrees. If you look closely at full size you can see the individual epidermal cells on the surface of the eye.
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Pendolo is a great place to relax for a while. The beach bungalows are cheep and usually uninhabited. At night there are few lights around the lake. The area is relatively uninhabited, since the violence in Poso (1998-2006). The good news now is everything is cool and its a great place to tour, despite the FCO warnings.
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The funeral featured the slaughter of over 30 pigs and 9 Buffalo. All of wich had to be provided by the guests. Another 10 Buffalo was provided to the family from the guests to keep. The pigs were stabbed in the heart and then the hair burned off over fires. The stomach removed and then the meat and fat cut up for barbeque. The Buffalo were made to fight first. This involved an interesting display as it took place of rice terraces. The animals kept pushing each other down a 5 foot drop. When it was time, the buffalo were slit at the throat and left 5-10 minutes to die. The animals were then skinned (For drums).The meat, including the stomach was cut up on the ground for distribution to the guests. I have many more photos of these ceremonies.
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