Into the heart of Borneo. Fauna

A trip to Borneo was on my bucket-list, no doubt I will soon return!. For 1 month I explored Sarawak and Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. The first thing that strikes you upon arrival is the biodiversity. It is incredible! Despite the loss of habitat due to extensive logging and palmtree plantations galore, there are a lot of national parks and remote areas where the true explorer will get his kicks!

For sure!

Shown above: Green Pit Viper (Bako National Park)

 

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Bornean orangutan,; an endangered great ape. (Kinabatangan area)

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Pencil-tailed Tree mouse (Mt. Kinabalu)

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Long-tailed Macaque, they will steal everything! Food, camera’s, sunglasses, bags…. (Bako National Park). Nothing is safe!

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Proboscis Monkey, they are so ugly they’re cute. They have big bellies to digest their food. (Bako National Park)

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Lantern Fly, the orange “thing” is the mouth for feeding from the sap of plants and trees. During the dusk and at night you will find them sitting on the  trees. (Kinabulu Nt. Park)

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Red Dragonfly (Kapit, Sarawak)

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This very very very weird creature is some kind of planthopper. Probably the weirdest bug I’ve seen…(Kinabalu Nt.Park)

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No ID on this one…

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I think this is a Huntsman Spider

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Dimi

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