Indonesia is a very special country. The Indonesian Archipelago consists of over 17,000 islands. It is considered to be the world's largest island country. Having so many little islands, it is a melting pot of culture. There, over 700 different languages are spoken.

And look at what the melting pot has boiled up on the small island of Buton. Some indigenous people there have a strange genetic fluke known as Waardenburg syndrome, which may cause hearing loss, and in this case, dazzling, piercing, electric blue eyes that remind us of Frank Herbert's Fremen from Dune. As you can see, it can even affect a single eye, making them heterochromatic.

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Photographer Discovers Members Of An Indonesian Tribe Who Have The Bluest Eyes Ever Seen

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ImaDerp
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1 year ago

Stunning

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Korchnoi Pasaribu, a geologist and a hobby photographer who hails from the Indonesian island of Java himself, has managed to capture the hypnotic eyes of these tribespeople and share them on his Instagram. It isn't the first tribe that he ever visited, but it may be the most unique one. How often do you see people from the Pacific that have eyes as blue as this? The chances of being affected by this syndrome are 1 in 42,000. Count the odds of stumbling upon a few of those in a single small tribe. It's like finding a gem, but in this case, the gem is in someone's eyes.

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Photographer Discovers Members Of An Indonesian Tribe Who Have The Bluest Eyes Ever Seen

Waardenburg syndrome may affect only a single eye.

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Opal4eva
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1 year ago

So pretty

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Photographer Discovers Members Of An Indonesian Tribe Who Have The Bluest Eyes Ever Seen

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tilly kate
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1 year ago

this photography is amazing!!!

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Korchnoi told Bored Panda about the circumstances of his photoshoot. "I've known them since 2019, but I only went to photograph them now on September 17, 2020. I was very happy to [finally] take pictures of them." He's also done a few "themed" shots regarding ecology and the environment, which speaks powerfully through the eyes of the subject.

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Photographer Discovers Members Of An Indonesian Tribe Who Have The Bluest Eyes Ever Seen

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

gorgeous!

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Photographer Discovers Members Of An Indonesian Tribe Who Have The Bluest Eyes Ever Seen

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MantisKeeper
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1 year ago

Stunning photo

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The internet is in awe, and the photos have been shared and published far and wide. Show your support for this unique photographer by following his Instagram, where you can find even more pictures of the indigenous people of Indonesia from many other tribes. Rev up your Dune, White Walker, and other references, and share with us what you think.

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Photographer Discovers Members Of An Indonesian Tribe Who Have The Bluest Eyes Ever Seen

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Andy ReRe
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1 year ago

I suspect the Klingons have visited earth in the past...

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Haroon Hussein
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1 year ago

yeah. it is a photograph and the leaf is intentional. It looks beautiful.

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Charlotte
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1 year ago

Looks like they're wearing a "we-will-get-along" T-Shirt, lol

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Alex T
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1 year ago

child dont be sad :(

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Jane Gould Salim
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1 year ago

Why do all the kids look so upset? They're all crying in all of the pictures.

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John Tan
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1 year ago

he be like wtf

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TabledTurnsxddd
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1 year ago

sans hooman form xd

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Photographer Discovers Members Of An Indonesian Tribe Who Have The Bluest Eyes Ever Seen

Editor's note: the breathing mask is used for artistic purposes.

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Lula Gage
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1 year ago

Are they breathing through the plant?

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Editor's note: the breathing mask is used for artistic purposes.

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Cliff Newman
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1 year ago

The Spice Must Flow!!!!!

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