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Orang Utans in Borneo


I got some nice Orang Utan shots whilst in Borneo on two occasions.

Firstly, on our visit to the Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort near Kota Kinabalu we visited a sanctuary for orphaned or rescued orang utans that were in some of their initial stages of recovery, starting their road towards freedom. When ready they will be sent to the Sepilok centre where they will become fully prepared for their freedom. Here are a couple of my shots – there are more where they came from.

This little Orang Utan is well on its way to recovery, playing with the ropes at the Nature Reserve near Kota Kinabalu.

This little Orang Utan is well on its way to recovery, playing with the ropes at the Nature Reserve near Kota Kinabalu.

This fella is looking for some food. We got to join the morning feeding session at the Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort Nature Reserve.

This fella is looking for some food. We got to join the morning feeding session at the Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort Nature Reserve.

Our second meeting with Orang Utans was in Sukau, south of Sandakan on the east coast. This time there was no local nature reserve. We saw a wild Orang Utan mother with her child sitting in a tree chilling and eating fruits. We managed to get quite close to get some nice shots, although I wish I had brought a 4-500mm lens (don’t have one… yet). The below photo captures the mother’s face nicely.

A wild Orang Utan mother chilling in a tree, eating fruits accompanied with her baby (didnt get any good shots of the baby)

A wild Orang Utan mother chilling in a tree, eating fruits accompanied with her baby (didn't get any good shots of the baby)

So that’s a first taster of the shots from Borneo. More monkey photos are to follow, including Proboscis Monkey and Long Tailed Macaque. I also got some nice shots of Mount Kinabalu as well as some nice sunsets. Watch this space…

3 responses

  1. Lars-Erik

    The shot of the orangutan hanging from the rope is amazing. Is this cropped in any way, or did you actually frame it like this? Anyways, it’s impressive!

    February 11, 2009 at 10:08 pm

  2. good6u

    Thanks! I’ve had to crop it slightly (about 10% off the bottom and left side) due to the zoom being maxed out.

    There’s a good bit of luck to it as they move around very quickly. So if you don’t snap it, you’ll lose it😉

    February 11, 2009 at 10:23 pm

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