Beautiful Borneo

Pulau Manukan, aka Paradise

Pygmy Elephant on the banks of the Kinabatangan

A juvenile Orangutan in full swing

This post has nothing whatsoever to do with work, but as anyone who’s ever watched The Shining will tell you, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

So, with that in mind, I thought I’d share with you a few of my favourite pictures from my travels around Malaysian Borneo in January 2011.

The absolute highlight of the trip and something I will never, ever forget, was the sight of a wild Orangutan climbing in the canopy on the banks of the Kinabatangan River just before sundown. To say it was magical doesn’t even begin to do it justice.

Unfortunately these sightings are becoming all too rare, as their natural habitat continues to be cleared to make way for palm oil plantations. All is not lost though, as there are some wonderful charities who are working hard to protect the rainforest and save the Orangutans. You can read more about one of those charities here.

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