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Located in the South Pacific, New Guinea is the world's second largest island, after Greenland. Divided roughly in half, the western side comprises the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Irian, while the eastern half is known as Papua New Guinea.

Linguistically, New Guinea is the world's most diverse country, with over 1,000 local tongues and as many different tribal groups. The human presence on the island dates back at least 40,000 years to the oldest human migrations out of Africa and many New Guineans continue to live the same subsistence lifestyles they did thousands of years ago. Many are below the poverty line, despite living in areas of abundant natural resources such as gas, oil and precious minerals including copper and gold. The bird fauna is culturally important to Ne
Limestone uplift islands in the Jef Fam group of islands in Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia, April 2007  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Limestone uplift islands in the Jef Fam group of islands in Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia, April 2007
Aerial view of a boat making its way through the Wayag Islands, an uninhabited group of uplifted limestone (karst) islands, NW of Waigeo Island. West Papua, Indonesia, April 2007  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Aerial view of a boat making its way through the Wayag Islands, an uninhabited group of uplifted limestone (karst) islands, NW of Waigeo Island. West Papua, Indonesia, April 2007
Split level view of Karst islands and Staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) in the Wayag Group, Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia., April 2007  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Split level view of Karst islands and Staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) in the Wayag Group, Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia., April 2007
Limestone uplift islands in the Jef Fam group of islands in Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia, April 2007  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Limestone uplift islands in the Jef Fam group of islands in Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia, April 2007
Young boy with fishing spear and starfish, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea  -  Roberto Rinaldi
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Roberto Rinaldi / Young boy with fishing spear and starfish, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea
Papuan fisherman + son in outrigger canoe, split level Papua New Guinea  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Papuan fisherman + son in outrigger canoe, split level Papua New Guinea
Papuans in traditional dug-out fishing canoes, Papua New Guinea. 2008  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Papuans in traditional dug-out fishing canoes, Papua New Guinea. 2008
Villagers paddling dugout canoes along the Karawari River, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, August 2005  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Villagers paddling dugout canoes along the Karawari River, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, August 2005
Red Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rubra) adult male at lek display site in the top of a canopy tree.~Batanta Island, Papua, Indonesia.  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Red Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rubra) adult male at lek display site in the top of a canopy tree.~Batanta Island, Papua, Indonesia.
Red Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rubra) adult male at lek display site in the top of a canopy tree.~Batanta Island, Papua, Indonesia. Near-threatened.  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Red Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea rubra) adult male at lek display site in the top of a canopy tree.~Batanta Island, Papua, Indonesia. Near-threatened.
Magnificent Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus magnificus) male displaying to female at lek, Arfak Mountains, Papua, Indonesia.  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Magnificent Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus magnificus) male displaying to female at lek, Arfak Mountains, Papua, Indonesia.
Magnificent Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus magnificus) male erecting his cape in display on calling perch near his display court, Huon Peninsula, YUS Conservation Area, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea...  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Magnificent Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus magnificus) male erecting his cape in display on calling perch near his display court, Huon Peninsula, YUS Conservation Area, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea...
Limestone islets within Mayalibit Bay, Waigeo Island, West Papua, Indonesia, April 2007  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Limestone islets within Mayalibit Bay, Waigeo Island, West Papua, Indonesia, April 2007
Limestone islets within Triton Bay, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, April 2007  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Limestone islets within Triton Bay, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, April 2007
Coral reef viewed at very low tide, West Papua, Indonesia, April 2007  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Coral reef viewed at very low tide, West Papua, Indonesia, April 2007
Aerial view of a boat making its way through the Wayag Islands, an uninhabited group of uplifted limestone (karst) islands, NW of Waigeo Island. West Papua, Indonesia, April 2007  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Aerial view of a boat making its way through the Wayag Islands, an uninhabited group of uplifted limestone (karst) islands, NW of Waigeo Island. West Papua, Indonesia, April 2007
Mangrove tree with Blue starfish {Linckia laevigata}~split level, Papua New Guinea  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Mangrove tree with Blue starfish {Linckia laevigata}~split level, Papua New Guinea
Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) swimming at water surface, split-level, New Guinea, Indo-pacific  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) swimming at water surface, split-level, New Guinea, Indo-pacific
Split level view of diver Zafer Kizilkaya explores a passage between Gam and Waigeo Islands, rich with soft coral growth. Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia, May 2007  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Split level view of diver Zafer Kizilkaya explores a passage between Gam and Waigeo Islands, rich with soft coral growth. Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia, May 2007
Split level view of a  diver inspects a soft coral growing on a fallen tree trunk, in a passage between Waigeo and Gam Islands. This unique area is protected from waves but experiences high currents w...  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Split level view of a diver inspects a soft coral growing on a fallen tree trunk, in a passage between Waigeo and Gam Islands. This unique area is protected from waves but experiences high currents w...
Warrior portrait, Kene, Goroka, Papua New Guinea, 2001  -  Patricio Robles Gil
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Patricio Robles Gil / Warrior portrait, Kene, Goroka, Papua New Guinea, 2001
Boy of Yimas tribe, Karawari river, Sepik, Papua New Guinea, 2001  -  Patricio Robles Gil
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Patricio Robles Gil / Boy of Yimas tribe, Karawari river, Sepik, Papua New Guinea, 2001
Portrait of a Korowai man wearing a nose adornment, Western Papuasia, former Irian-Jaya, Indonesia. 1999 / 2000. (West Papua).  -  Eric Baccega
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Eric Baccega / Portrait of a Korowai man wearing a nose adornment, Western Papuasia, former Irian-Jaya, Indonesia. 1999 / 2000. (West Papua).
Warrior with Bird of paradise feathers in head-dress, Huli people, Papua New Guinea, 2001  -  Patricio Robles Gil
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Patricio Robles Gil / Warrior with Bird of paradise feathers in head-dress, Huli people, Papua New Guinea, 2001
Villager in traditional costume at Payakona Village singsing ceremony. Mount Hagen vicinity in the Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. September 2004  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Villager in traditional costume at Payakona Village singsing ceremony. Mount Hagen vicinity in the Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. September 2004
Warrior with painted face, Wahgi valley people, Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea, 2001  -  Patricio Robles Gil
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Patricio Robles Gil / Warrior with painted face, Wahgi valley people, Mt Hagen, Papua New Guinea, 2001
Warrior with Bird of paradise feathers in head-dress, Huli people, Papua New Guinea, 2001  -  Patricio Robles Gil
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Patricio Robles Gil / Warrior with Bird of paradise feathers in head-dress, Huli people, Papua New Guinea, 2001
Man in traditional costume with painted face , Mount Hagen, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. September 2004  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Man in traditional costume with painted face , Mount Hagen, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. September 2004
Large school of Trevally (Caranx) shelter beneath the jetty at Arborek Village. Many village docks in this area  act as shelter for these fish, which provide a handy source of protein for villagers in...  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Large school of Trevally (Caranx) shelter beneath the jetty at Arborek Village. Many village docks in this area act as shelter for these fish, which provide a handy source of protein for villagers in...
Shoal of Bigeye scad (Selarcrumenophthalmus) schooling over coral reef. Misool, Raja Empat, West Papua, Indonesia.  -  Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Shoal of Bigeye scad (Selarcrumenophthalmus) schooling over coral reef. Misool, Raja Empat, West Papua, Indonesia.
A rich coral reef covered in soft corals, crinoids, and tunicates, Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua,  Indonesia, April 2007  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / A rich coral reef covered in soft corals, crinoids, and tunicates, Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia, April 2007
Two species of Sweetlip fish hovering in front of a Sea Fan, and other corals on a reef outcrop.~Misool Island vicinity. Near smaller island of Fiabacet. West Papua, Indonesia, April 2007  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Two species of Sweetlip fish hovering in front of a Sea Fan, and other corals on a reef outcrop.~Misool Island vicinity. Near smaller island of Fiabacet. West Papua, Indonesia, April 2007
Matschie's / Huon tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei) feeding in tree, Papua New Guinea, Endangered species  -  Kevin Schafer
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Kevin Schafer / Matschie's / Huon tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei) feeding in tree, Papua New Guinea, Endangered species
Pair of young Short-tailed spotted cuscus (Spilocuscus maculatus) Papua New Guinea, captive  -  Michele Westmorland
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Michele Westmorland / Pair of young Short-tailed spotted cuscus (Spilocuscus maculatus) Papua New Guinea, captive
Spotted cuscus male {Phalanger maculatus} Lowland forest, Papua New Guinea.  -  Phil Chapman
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Phil Chapman / Spotted cuscus male {Phalanger maculatus} Lowland forest, Papua New Guinea.
Spotted cuscus male {Phalanger maculatus} Lowland forest, Papua New Guinea.  -  Phil Chapman
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Phil Chapman / Spotted cuscus male {Phalanger maculatus} Lowland forest, Papua New Guinea.
Rainforest stream with moss covered trees and rocks, Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea, September 2005  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Rainforest stream with moss covered trees and rocks, Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea, September 2005
Mountain rainforest with mist in the early morning, near Mount Hagen, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea, August 2004  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Mountain rainforest with mist in the early morning, near Mount Hagen, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea, August 2004
Tuvurvur volcano, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea  -  Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Tuvurvur volcano, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Aerial view of Tuvurvur volcano, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea  -  Michael Pitts
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Michael Pitts / Aerial view of Tuvurvur volcano, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Goldie's Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea decora) male perched, Fergusson Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Near-theatened  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Goldie's Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea decora) male perched, Fergusson Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Near-theatened
Goldie's Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea decora) male displaying to female at lek, Fergusson Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Near-threatened.  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Goldie's Bird of Paradise (Paradisaea decora) male displaying to female at lek, Fergusson Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. Near-threatened.
Magnificent Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus magnificus) male at calling perch near his display court.  Huon Peninsula, YUS Conservation Area, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Magnificent Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus magnificus) male at calling perch near his display court. Huon Peninsula, YUS Conservation Area, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.
Mother with child suckling, Kundiman tribe, Karawari river, Sepik, Papua New Guinea, 2001  -  Patricio Robles Gil
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Patricio Robles Gil / Mother with child suckling, Kundiman tribe, Karawari river, Sepik, Papua New Guinea, 2001
Man carrying sleeping child, Kundiman tribe, Karawari river, Sepik, Papua New Guinea, 2001  -  Patricio Robles Gil
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Patricio Robles Gil / Man carrying sleeping child, Kundiman tribe, Karawari river, Sepik, Papua New Guinea, 2001
Man in local dress, Karawari, Papua New Guinea, Oceania  -  Roberto Rinaldi
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Roberto Rinaldi / Man in local dress, Karawari, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
Man of the Kundiman tribe, Karawari river, Sepik, Papua New Guinea, 2001  -  Patricio Robles Gil
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Patricio Robles Gil / Man of the Kundiman tribe, Karawari river, Sepik, Papua New Guinea, 2001
Denise's Pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus denise) camouflaging itself in a Sea Fan. Yellow colour form.~Pisang Islands, West of Fak Fak Peninsula. West Papua, Indonesia, April 2007  -  Tim Laman
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Tim Laman / Denise's Pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus denise) camouflaging itself in a Sea Fan. Yellow colour form.~Pisang Islands, West of Fak Fak Peninsula. West Papua, Indonesia, April 2007
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