Armin and Birgit Trutnau really manage to capture the raw beauty of Pulau Weh’s underwater realm with this set of images. The German couple have been diving in Indonesia for many years and returned to the northern tip of Sumatra on a number of occasions to photograph the region both above and below the surface. Pulau Weh is home to rugged underwater drop offs, craggy pinnacles and boulders encrusted with sweeping gorgonian fans, unlike many other Indonesian destinations you won’t find much in the way of coral reefs here, the volcanic territory makes it difficult for certain corals to bind. Many of the sites are exposed to the elements and with the island being at the very tip of Northern Sumatra it sits between the Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean, rapid currents attract all sorts of pelagics like rays and sharks. Macro life is also abundant, particularly among the many sheltered bays.