Nestled around the remote coastline of West Papua, Indonesia, thrives the most biodiverse reef on the planet. Concentrations of species richness unseen anywhere else in the ocean have caused many marine scientists to call this place a “cauldron of evolution.” And now, for the first time ever, virtual reality technology is allowing people all over the world to dive into its teeming, crystal clear waters.
The VR film Valen’s Reef follows the conservation and rehabilitation of the Bird’s Head Seascape through the eyes of local fisherman and marine scientist Ronald Mambrasar and his young son, Valen.
Patrick-Milling Smith, Samantha Storr, Sach Baylin-Stern
Director of Photography