Overnight, National Geographic Orion brought us to Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard in the world. The park is the only place in the world where these creatures are endemic, and it hosts about 5,700 giant lizards. Komodo National Park is situated in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, nestled between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. Here the islands are dry and rugged with stark hillsides meeting crystal clear, turquoise waters and sandy beaches. Our guests had the opportunity to visit the world-famous Pink Beach, or Pantai Merah. Just one of seven pink beaches in the world, fragments of reddish coral tint the sands a beautiful and dramatic hue. We snorkeled and dove in warm, inviting waters teeming with life and healthy corals. What a fantastic day!