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.
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.
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…