Strong as an orangutan

At work my colleague keeps saying how she’s getting strong as an ox, because of not eating certain things. It’s a sentence we love to use now and then to get ready for the day and comment on each other’s performance. Oxen can be strong, but every time I see this picture of an orangutan…

Tudu dudu dudu dudu batman!

You can see it in nature documentaries: millions of bats that fly out of their cave for a hunt. At the Mulu national park, you can see it for yourself. Almost daily, 3 million bats fly from Deer Cave in search for food. I had no idea what to expect when I arrived at the…

A present from mother nature

It wasn’t until the very end of my stay in Borneo that I finally got to know the monkeys of the island. As soon as our boat arrived at the Bako national park, we diverted our route and got dropped off on the beach instead of the jetty. There was activity in the trees and…

Monkeying around

To see orangutans you don’t have too many options in this world. A visit to these endangered apes is something you cannot skip on a visit to Borneo. I got the chance to see these wonderful animals in Sarawak, Malaysia and it was an experience I won’t easily forget. There is a lot of criticism…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

The Mulu National park in the Sarawak province of Malaysia has some great features, among which some amazing caves. I am not big on caves, as I am claustrophobic, but I ventured into the wide Deer cave. This cave is famous for the thousands of bats that rest here and fly out almost every night…

Surprise!

I love this photo of myself, taken by one of my Borneo travel mates Jenny. You have to know that this is all  genuine. This was my reaction. There is nothing staged about it. If you’re talking about unexpected, this was a moment that came as a surprise to my whole travel group. Just at the…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

Is this monkey stealing a squirrel? No! Here’s the twist: this is mother silver leaf monkey with her child. The young monkey is orange when it’s born, but changes color after about three months. I love the contrast between mother and child. Also, these monkeys just look incredibly cute! This photo was taken in the…