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The Hidden Beauty of Lake Toba
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The Hidden Beauty of Lake Toba

[caption id="attachment_2691" align="aligncenter" width="571"] Golden Hour at Lake Toba[/caption] I was lucky to live here in Medan, North Sumatra. Here you can find one of the most famous and largest volcanic lake in the world. It is called 'Lake Toba'. With the very close proximity to where I live now. I had a chance to visit this beautiful lake for many times for the last 5 years. Every time I came back here, I always...

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2 Honorable Mentions at Prix de la Photographie Paris 2015 (PX3)
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2 Honorable Mentions at Prix de la Photographie Paris 2015 (PX3)

Just realized that 2 of my photos are among the honorable mentions at "PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2015". [caption id="attachment_2691" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Golden Hour at Lake Toba[/caption] SUWANDI CHANDRA OF INDONESIA WAS AWARDED HONORABLE MENTION IN THE PX3 2015 COMPETITION. PARIS, FRANCE PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3) ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF PX3 2015 COMPETITION. Suwandi...

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Solar Eclipse 2016 - Medan, Indonesia
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Solar Eclipse 2016 - Medan, Indonesia

I have a privilege to witness this rare nature phenomenon the Solar Eclipse from my hometown Medan, Indonesia. This is my first ever Solar Eclipse and with the sun covered up to 80%+ it is an amazing sight to see it myself. It started very early in the morning just before the sunrise, so I only catch the eclipse right during sunrise. It is so special, the sun appeared like a red fireball but missing some part which is...

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Suwandi Chandra Photography Free Smartphone Wallpapers Best 2015
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Suwandi Chandra Photography Free Smartphone Wallpapers Best 2015

February is always my favorite month. If you know me personally, you will know the reason :). So to celebrate this Month of February 2016. I would like to share several of my best photos from year 2015 as a Free Wallpaper for your smartphone (iPhone/Android). Here are 3 photos from 2015 from Lake Toba, Bintan Island and also Lake Tondano. All of the photo appeared as Garuda Indonesia Colours Inflight Magazines Cover Page...

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SilkAir Silkwinds December 2015 Publication - Manado, Indonesia
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SilkAir Silkwinds December 2015 Publication - Manado, Indonesia

To end the year of 2015, some of my photos from my recent trip to Manado appear in Silkwinds SilkAir Inflight Magazines December 2015 issue. I took this photo from the balcony of Novotel Manado Resort and Hotel early in the morning during the sunrise. You can see the empty and serene hotel surrounding with the morning fog and also the beautiful Volcano Mount Klabat. [gallery columns="2" link="file"...

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CNN Best of Indonesia Featured - Lake Toba & Mount Mahawu - 16th November 2015
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CNN Best of Indonesia Featured - Lake Toba & Mount Mahawu - 16th November 2015

[caption id="attachment_2691" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Golden Hour at Lake Toba[/caption] This month has been full of surprises and milestone. From Cover Page for Garuda Indonesia Colours Inflight Magazines, Lonely Planet Traveller Publication then The New York Times Travel and now CNN.com. It is all about Best of Indonesia. Two of my photos are among the 8 that the editor choose to be featured. No 1 for...

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The New York Times Travel Publication - Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park - 15th November 2015
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The New York Times Travel Publication - Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park - 15th November 2015

[caption id="attachment_3138" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia. The New York Times Travel, Sunday, November 15th, 2015.[/caption] Another milestone to my photography career. This time my photos made it to The New York Times - Travel newspaper on November 15th, 2015 in 'October's 2015 Places to Go reader's pick'. You can check out the photo in the print on Sunday, November 15th,...

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Lonely Planet Traveller UK December 2015 Magazine Postcard Publication - Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
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Lonely Planet Traveller UK December 2015 Magazine Postcard Publication - Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Extremely thrilled to have this Bromo photo published/featured in Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine December 2015 issue. The magazine will be on sale starting today, so don't forget to check out this photo on Page 10-11 inside the magazine :). Before the Dawn"This photo was taken on my first visit to Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. I hadn’t prepared for the visit, I just followed my urge to witness this legendary park...

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Bukit Lawang - Garuda Indonesia Colours Inflight Magazines October 2015
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Bukit Lawang - Garuda Indonesia Colours Inflight Magazines October 2015

[caption id="attachment_2996" align="aligncenter" width="614"] A small jungle-entrenched village, Bukit Lawang is part of the great Gunung Leuser National Park, home to hornbills, tigers and rhinos, large monitor lizards, moon snakes and over eight species of primate. Medan local Suwandi Chandra hits the road to explore one of Indonesia’s most authentic ecotourism destinations.[/caption] A small jungle-entrenched...

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Cover Story "Bintan Island" - Garuda Indonesia Colours Inflight Magazines August 2015
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Cover Story "Bintan Island" - Garuda Indonesia Colours Inflight Magazines August 2015

[caption id="attachment_2711" align="aligncenter" width="491"] The Archipelago Journal: Endless beaches and rolling forest landscapes have made Bintan Island one of the Emerald treasures in these tropical seas, while its fascinating history and rich culture have made it a paradise in a more ways than one.Words & Photography by Suwandi Chandra.[/caption] Bintan is a unique paradise island and one of the main islands –...

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