15 years ago, when Yogi quit his office job as industrial photographer of MTU in Munich and became a fulltime freelance photojournalist, he embarked on a one-year self-funded expedition to Christmas Island and the Coral Triangle – Indonesia, Sabah & the Philippines. He spent a lot of time diving with Edi Frommenwiler on the Pindito in Raja Ampat long before the famed islands became the talk of the diving world. It is in fact Yogi who taught Edi how to find pygmy seahorses here when these tiny beautiful creatures were just newly discovered in Lembeh! On our first night on the boat, Yogi said being on the Pindito was like “coming home”.
Edi Frommenwiler, Pindito and Raja Ampat
By Stella Chiu-Freund| 2018-04-19T09:08:57+00:00 January 1st, 2010|Biodiversity, Coral Triangle, Dive Tourism, Ecotourism, Expeditions, General Photography, Indonesia, Marine Protected Area (MPA), Nature Photography, Photography, Scuba Diving, South East Asia, Underwater Photography, WWF Coral Triangle Blog|
About the Author: Stella Chiu-Freund
Stella was born in Manila, Philippines in 1965. She studied anthropology but ended up in advertising, producing radio and TV commercials for 7 years. After quitting advertising, she ventured into the freelance world in Manila producing video documentaries for a publishing house, government agencies, non govenmental organisations, and the academe. She moved on to producing books and had a stint at working with foreign production companies visiting Manila. Stella, now based in Cairns, produces photo stories with her husband Jürgen Freund.