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* Timor-Leste (East Timor) *

The landscapes of Timor-Leste (East Timor) are beautiful though that beauty can be harsh. This is the seasonal tropics where a heavy wet season alternates each year with a dry season that can be utterly rainless and last up to nine months depending on the region. The north coast of Timor-Leste receives little rain and may be the driest region in south-east Asia, whilst some locations in the mountains are moist enough to support rainforest.
These photos are from two journeys to the country, one early and one late in the dry season. Many photos are of forests, mountains and the coast, reflecting my interest in landscapes, vegetation and wild places. With the exception of the two sub-galleries, the sequence is roughly from west near the border with Indonesian West Timor east to the remote far tip of the island.
Some photos aren't as sharp and well-exposed as I would like. My excuse is that on the first trip I was travelling light and rough and took only a borrowed instamatic camera, whilst on the second my SLR broke down.
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* Atauro Island *
* Atauro Island *
* Nino Konis Santana National Park *
* Nino Konis Santana National Park *
Bobonara landscape
Bobonara landscape
tropical dry forest canopy
tropical dry forest canopy
view from nunnery to Alor
view from nunnery to Alor
Hato Builico
Hato Builico
ruins Hato Builico
ruins Hato Builico
Hato Builico lad
Hato Builico lad
vegetation from Mt Ramelau summit with Eucalyptus orophila
vegetation from Mt Ramelau summit with Eucalyptus orophila
Eucalyptus orophila woodland Mt Ramelau
Eucalyptus orophila woodland Mt Ramelau
Maubisse cemetry
Maubisse cemetry
unknown bamboo
unknown bamboo
Eucalyptus urophylla open forest
Eucalyptus urophylla open forest
Dollar Beach
Dollar Beach
mangroves and savanna hills
mangroves and savanna hills
Mt Curi landscape
Mt Curi landscape
Mt Curi landscape
Mt Curi landscape
savanna landscape
savanna landscape
savanna landscape
savanna landscape
savanna
savanna
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