Rice Fields of Zen Dreams

4 05 2011

These rice terraces in Bali are mesmerizing. The pride and labor that goes into shaping, maintaining and working these rice paddies is an impressive example of the human spirit.





Amazing Komodo, Indonesia

18 04 2011

Just returned from an expedition to Komodo. The reefs are rich, the dragons are infamous and awesome.

Komodo Dragons

Komodo Underwater Photography

Komodo Manta Ray


Komodo Sunset





Just Monkeying Around

16 06 2010

It’s hard not to feel a connection to these Macaque monkeys. Taken in Bali’s Monkey Forest in Ubud.

Macaque Monkeys Bali





Snorkeling Under the Volcano

15 06 2010

We recently returned from North Sulawesi, Indonesia (thanks to Eco Divers), where I was invited to be the “photographer in residence” for a week. Unfortunately mother nature had other plans for us. During the week¬† we only had a one small window of sun to shoot some snorkeling images for a new Cressi catalog. The water quality was affected by the constant rain, but we salvaged a shot or two. This is normally the dry season – chalk it up to climate change.

Underwater Indonesia





Boo! Raja Ampat

9 05 2010

It was beautiful morning light peeking through the holes in the small island of Boo in Raja Ampat Indonesia. I could have shot here all day!





Almost Awesome – Giant Pygmy Seahorse

2 05 2010

This image is from 2005. I “rediscovered it” this past week while searching my images library for close focus wide angle shots for a magazine article. I didn’t submit this image because it is a little soft, but I do think it’s kind of cool.





Metaphorical Reflection – Underwater and Above

2 01 2010

It’s not often that such prolific coral grows so close to the surface. I was awestruck when I visualized an image of the trees above the water’s surface peering down at the magical trees beneath. Metaphorical reflections of mimicry.

© Jason Heller Photography