Big ocean, big islands

Iran Jaya and the Moluccas

OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN -- Most of my flight from Honolulu to Jakarta was at night. But when the sun came up, I was able to finally see parts of the Earth I was eager to explore.

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Pacific New Guinea Coast Seram
Pacific New Guinea Seram

OK, so the selection here is limited, and not all that great looking from 30,000+ feet up. For good pictures of New Guinea, check out the work of Courtney Kealy. Her personal site is called CK Portfolio. Her photos of New Guinea are on her "Irian Jaya, New Guinea," photo essay.

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