The Rainforests of Borneo

When you are in one of the world’s oldest rainforest, there is no dearth of sights to see and sounds to hear. The tall trees are the lifelines along which the stories of these forests unfold. This lifeline is home to 3 different worlds – The foliage world with its abundant mushrooms and 10ft dipterocarp roots; the mammals world which is home to orangutans and other intriguing species that are endemic to Borneo; and up top is the canopy that lives among the clouds. Here are some sights from these worlds.

The heart of Borneo, at the crack of dawn. Sunrise from  an observation towerA Koompassia tree in the pre dawn darkness Torrential downpours at the Danum Valley Field CentreA few seconds before the cloud burst. From the dorm's patio.Mom and son cross a suspension bridge at the Sandakan Memorial ParkA walkway at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre A 23 m high canopy walkway at the Rainforest Discovery Center, SandakanA semi-tamed Sumatran Orangutan at SepilokIdeopsis Gaura, a black and white wood nymph. A Buffy Fish Owl. Along the banks of river KinabatanganOrangutan, SepilokA silhouette of a Great-Billed Heron as we cruise along the riverProboscis Monkeys in search of food along the banks of river KinabatanganBuffy Fish Owl Crested Fireback Pheasant. (Nope, we dint see Argus)A sleeping bird. Pied hornbill at Danum ValleyNature Trail. Danum ValleyIMG_2477.jpgDipterocarpsIMG_2189.jpgA closer look at the barks of Shorea TreeIMG_2205.jpgIMG_1931.jpgNature Trail. Danum ValleyA wild pineapple on the forest floor IMG_2602.jpg
You can find  stories behind some of these images, here.


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