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Sunda Collection

The Sunda Islands: A Diverse and Enchanting Archipelago From the stunning underwater world of Lembeh Straits to the historical events that shaped its past

Background imageSunda Collection: Picture No. 10751066

Picture No. 10751066
Sunda Slow Loris (Nycticebus coucang) Date:

Background imageSunda Collection: Starry Blenny (Salarias ramosus) adult, sheltering in hole, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi

Starry Blenny (Salarias ramosus) adult, sheltering in hole, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Sunda Islands, Indonesia, June

Background imageSunda Collection: Fire Dartfish (Nemateleotris magnifica) adult, swimming with extended fin, Lembeh Straits

Fire Dartfish (Nemateleotris magnifica) adult, swimming with extended fin, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Sunda Islands, Indonesia, June

Background imageSunda Collection: Humpback Grouper (Cromileptes altivelis) adult, swimming, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi

Humpback Grouper (Cromileptes altivelis) adult, swimming, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Greater Sunda Islands, Indonesia, November

Background imageSunda Collection: Krakatoa volanic eruption, 1883

Krakatoa volanic eruption, 1883
Cover of The Illustrated London News, 8th September 1883 with three pictures about the volcanic eruption of the island of Krakatoa in the Sunda Strait which began on the afternoon of Sunday

Background imageSunda Collection: Sunda flying lemur, Galeopterus variegatus

Sunda flying lemur, Galeopterus variegatus
5855207 Sunda flying lemur, Galeopterus variegatus; (add.info.: Sunda flying lemur, Galeopterus variegatus. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Jussieu's "Dictionary of Natural)

Background imageSunda Collection: DDE-90024568

DDE-90024568
Indonesia, Sumatra, Java, Anak Krakatau. Smoke escaping from active volcano Anak Krakatau. Date: 19/05/2008

Background imageSunda Collection: DDE-90024567

DDE-90024567
Indonesia, Sumatra, Java, Anak Krakatau. Smoke escaping from active volcano Anak Krakatau. Date: 19/05/2008

Background imageSunda Collection: DDE-90024566

DDE-90024566
Indonesia, Sumatra, Java, Anak Krakatau. Smoke escaping from active volcano Anak Krakatau. Date: 19/05/2008

Background imageSunda Collection: DDE-90024565

DDE-90024565
Indonesia, Sumatra, Java, Anak Krakatau. Smoke escaping from active volcano Anak Krakatau. Date: 19/05/2008

Background imageSunda Collection: DDE-90024564

DDE-90024564
Indonesia, Sumatra, Java, Anak Krakatau. Smoke escaping from active volcano Anak Krakatau. Date: 19/05/2008

Background imageSunda Collection: DDE-90024563

DDE-90024563
Indonesia, Sumatra, Java, Anak Krakatau. Landscape shot of active volcano Anak Krakatau. Date: 19/05/2008

Background imageSunda Collection: DDE-90024562

DDE-90024562
Indonesia, Sumatra, Java, Anak Krakatau. Landscape shot of active volcano Anak Krakatau. Date: 19/05/2008

Background imageSunda Collection: Javan rusa or Sunda sambar deer, Rusa timorensis. Vulnerable

Javan rusa or Sunda sambar deer, Rusa timorensis. Vulnerable. The Rusa Deer or Samboo Stag in the Gardens of the Zoological Society. Handcoloured copperplate drawn and engraved by W

Background imageSunda Collection: Greyhound, Harrier, Foxhound, Spaniel, Pointer, Terrier

Greyhound, Harrier, Foxhound, Spaniel, Pointer, Terrier. Breeds of dog, Canis lupus familiaris. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from William Smellies translation of Count Georges Buffons History

Background imageSunda Collection: Sunda pangolin, Manis javanica. Critically endangered

Sunda pangolin, Manis javanica. Critically endangered
Sunda pangolin, Manis javanica Desmar. Critically endangered. Drawn from nature and engraved by A. Fleischmann. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Johann Christian Daniel Schrebers Animal

Background imageSunda Collection: Hog badger, Sunda stink badger and wolverine

Hog badger, Sunda stink badger and wolverine
Hog badger, Arctonyx collaris 1, Sunda stink badger, Mydaus javanensis 2, and wolverine, Gulo gulo 3. Lithograph by Karl Joseph Brodtmann from Heinrich Rudolf Schinzs Illustrated Natural History of

Background imageSunda Collection: Sunda flying lemur, Galeopterus variegatus

Sunda flying lemur, Galeopterus variegatus. Lithograph by Karl Joseph Brodtmann from Heinrich Rudolf Schinzs Illustrated Natural History of Men and Animals, 1836

Background imageSunda Collection: Golden monarch, Monarcha chrysomela, and Sunda

Golden monarch, Monarcha chrysomela, and Sunda minivet, Pericrocotus miniatus. Handcoloured engraving by Fournier after an illustration by Edouard Travies from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire

Background imageSunda Collection: Spectral bat, Vampyrum spectrum, and Sunda

Spectral bat, Vampyrum spectrum, and Sunda flying lemur, Galeopterus variegatus. Handcolored engraving by Fournier after an illustration by Meunier from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d

Background imageSunda Collection: Arabian oryx and Javan rusa deer

Arabian oryx and Javan rusa deer
Arabian oryx or white oryx, Oryx leucoryx, and Javan rusa deer or Sunda sambar, Rusa timorensis. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Rene Primevere Lessons Complements de Buffon, Pourrat Freres

Background imageSunda Collection: Wolverines, skunk and stink badger

Wolverines, skunk and stink badger
Wolverine, Gulo gulo (Gulo arcticus) 1, Mexico wolverine (Gulo barbara) 2, striped skunk, Mephitis mephitis 3, and Sunda stink badger, Mydaus javanensis 4

Background imageSunda Collection: Sunda pangolin, leopard, horse fly and scorpion fly

Sunda pangolin, leopard, horse fly and scorpion fly
Sunda pangolin, Manis javanica, critically endangered 1, leopard, Panthera pardus 4, horse fly, Tabanus rostratus 3, scorpion fly, Panorpa communis 3

Background imageSunda Collection: Sunda clouded leopard (vulnerable) and serval

Sunda clouded leopard (vulnerable) and serval
Sunda clouded leopard, Neofelis diardi (vulnerable) and serval, Leptailurus serval (Tiger cat of Java, Felis diardi, and Cape cat of Forster, Felis capensis)

Background imageSunda Collection: Asian palm civet, greater grison, and Sunda stink badger

Asian palm civet, greater grison, and Sunda stink badger
Asian palm civet, Paradoxurus hermaphroditus 1, greater grison, Galictis vittata 2, and Sunda stink badger, Mydaus javanensis 3

Background imageSunda Collection: Sunda stink badger (Mydaus javanensis

Sunda stink badger (Mydaus javanensis, and striped skunk, Mephitis mephitis.. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Frederic Cuviers Dictionary of Natural Science: Mammals, Paris, France)

Background imageSunda Collection: Javanese emperor and empress, 1890s

Javanese emperor and empress, 1890s
Emperor and empress of Surakarta in Java, Indonesia, circa 1890. Hand-colored engraving reproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageSunda Collection: Map Of The Isles Of Sunda And The Moluccas Circa. 1760. From 'Atlas De Toutes Les Parties Connues

Map Of The Isles Of Sunda And The Moluccas Circa. 1760. From "Atlas De Toutes Les Parties Connues Du Globe
Map Of The Isles Of Sunda And The Moluccas Circa.1760. From " Atlas De Toutes Les Parties Connues Du Globe Terrestre " By Cartographer Rigobert Bonne. Published Geneva Circa. 1760

Background imageSunda Collection: Java dancers and actors

Java dancers and actors
Performers of Java in traditional costumes. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageSunda Collection: Java official and his attendants, 1800s

Java official and his attendants, 1800s
Regent of Java, his bodyguard, and an attendant, 1800s. Antique hand colored print

Background imageSunda Collection: Fossa waterfall, Sunda municipality, Streymoy Island, Faroe Islands, Denmark, Europe

Fossa waterfall, Sunda municipality, Streymoy Island, Faroe Islands, Denmark, Europe

Background imageSunda Collection: Rusa deer Javan rusa Sunda sambar

Rusa deer Javan rusa Sunda sambar herd feeds on a slope in Ferney Forest June Forest and Wildlife reserve Valley de Ferney private sugar estate Bambou Mountains South-East of Mauritius

Background imageSunda Collection: Sunda flying lemur, Galeopterus variegatus

Sunda flying lemur, Galeopterus variegatus.. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Frederic Cuviers Dictionary of Natural Science: Mammals, Paris, France, 1816. Illustration by J. G

Background imageSunda Collection: Indri or babakoto, Indri indri (endangered)

Indri or babakoto, Indri indri (endangered) and Sunda slow loris, Nycticebus coucang (vulnerable).. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Frederic Cuviers Dictionary of Natural Science

Background imageSunda Collection: Cuckoo roller, Leptosomus discolor, and Sunda

Cuckoo roller, Leptosomus discolor, and Sunda coucal, Centropus nigrorufus (vulnerable).. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Dumont de Sainte-Croixs Dictionary of Natural Science

Background imageSunda Collection: Source Size = 1902 x 2495

Source Size = 1902 x 2495
The Rebellion in the Soudan (Sudan): the Recent Eruption in the Straits of Sunda, Sailing through Pumice Stone

Background imageSunda Collection: The Volcanic Eruption at Java, Indonesia, Views of Krakatoa and Anjer, Now Completely

The Volcanic Eruption at Java, Indonesia, Views of Krakatoa and Anjer, Now Completely
THE VOLCANIC ERUPTION AT JAVA, INDONESIA, VIEWS OF KRAKATOA AND ANJER, NOW COMPLETELY DESTROYED, 1883: 1. The Island of Krakatoa, South-Eastern Side. 2

Background imageSunda Collection: Bigfin Reef Squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) adult, at night, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi

Bigfin Reef Squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) adult, at night, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Greater Sunda Islands, Indonesia, October

Background imageSunda Collection: Ocellated Tozeuma Shrimp (Tozeuma lanceolatum) adult, beside coral at night, Lembeh Straits

Ocellated Tozeuma Shrimp (Tozeuma lanceolatum) adult, beside coral at night, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Greater Sunda Islands, Indonesia, November

Background imageSunda Collection: Clear Sundial Shell (Architectonica perspectiva) adult, on black sand, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi

Clear Sundial Shell (Architectonica perspectiva) adult, on black sand, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Greater Sunda Islands, Indonesia, October

Background imageSunda Collection: Geography Cone Shell (Conus geographus) adult, on black sand at night, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi

Geography Cone Shell (Conus geographus) adult, on black sand at night, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Greater Sunda Islands, Indonesia, November

Background imageSunda Collection: Pilsbrys Headshield Slug (Philinopsis pilsbryi) adult, with egg mass, at night, Lembeh Straits

Pilsbrys Headshield Slug (Philinopsis pilsbryi) adult, with egg mass, at night, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Greater Sunda Islands, Indonesia, November

Background imageSunda Collection: Red-breasted Wrasse (Cheilinus fasciatus) adult, swimming, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi

Red-breasted Wrasse (Cheilinus fasciatus) adult, swimming, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Greater Sunda Islands, Indonesia, October

Background imageSunda Collection: Ramose Sea-hare (Petalifera ramosa) adult, resting on seagrass at night, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi

Ramose Sea-hare (Petalifera ramosa) adult, resting on seagrass at night, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Greater Sunda Islands, Indonesia, November

Background imageSunda Collection: Batu Coris Wrasse (Coris batuensis) adult, close-up of head, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi

Batu Coris Wrasse (Coris batuensis) adult, close-up of head, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Greater Sunda Islands, Indonesia, November

Background imageSunda Collection: Long-tailed Sea-hare (Stylocheilus longicauda) adult, at night, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi

Long-tailed Sea-hare (Stylocheilus longicauda) adult, at night, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Greater Sunda Islands, Indonesia, November

Background imageSunda Collection: Cheek-lined Wrasse (Oxycheilinus digramma) juvenile, swimming, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi

Cheek-lined Wrasse (Oxycheilinus digramma) juvenile, swimming, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Greater Sunda Islands, Indonesia, November

Background imageSunda Collection: Blue-sided Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura) adult, swimming, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi

Blue-sided Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura) adult, swimming, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Greater Sunda Islands, Indonesia, November



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The Sunda Islands: A Diverse and Enchanting Archipelago From the stunning underwater world of Lembeh Straits to the historical events that shaped its past, the Sunda Islands in Indonesia are a treasure trove of natural wonders and captivating stories. Picture No. 10751066 showcases an adult Starry Blenny seeking refuge in a hole, highlighting the rich marine biodiversity found in this region. With its vibrant colors and unique features, this fish is just one example of the countless species that call these waters home. Another inhabitant of Lembeh Straits is the majestic Humpback Grouper, as captured in another image. Its graceful swimming motion reflects both power and elegance, reminding us of the incredible diversity beneath the surface. But it's not only underwater where Sunda shines; on land resides fascinating creatures like the Sunda stink badger - Mydaus javanensis - known for its distinct odor but also for being an important part of local ecosystems. Delving into history, we find ourselves transported back to 1883 when Krakatoa volcano erupted with catastrophic force. This event left a lasting impact on not only Indonesia but also global climate patterns due to massive ash clouds that affected temperatures worldwide. Additionally, during World War II after Singapore fell to Japanese forces, they set their sights on conquering the Dutch Empire's great islands within the Sunda Archipelago. The color lithograph depicts this pivotal moment in history when these islands became battlegrounds with far-reaching consequences. The Sunda Islands have always been a place where nature intertwines with human narratives – from breathtaking marine life to significant historical events. Exploring this archipelago promises endless discoveries and reminds us why it continues to captivate adventurers from around the globe.