Smacking my lips
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|This year (2010) we are in the province of Sarawak, Malaysia, on the Island of Borneo.|
This huge island (the third largest in the world) belongs to three different countries.
The biggest portion belongs to Indonesia, called Kalimantan followed by the two Malaysian provinces of Sabah and Sarawak. The third and smallest country is Brunei Darussalam.
A few weeks ago, we visited two national parks in the province of Sarawak, near the capital Kuching.
We enjoyed them both immensely.
Bako national park for the unique Proboscis monkey as well as the Semmenggho Orangutan refuge center.
In the local language, Orangutan means “man of the forest”…but on my photograph we can actually see a woman of the forest and her baby, making a funny face, wishing to have some of the jack fruit.
As the name implies, this center takes care of the largest arboreal ape in the world and help them return to a normal wild life. Most of their habitat has disappeared to agriculture, mainly the palm oil.
I once saw a nature program predicting that the Borneo rainforest will be gone completely within ten years if clear cutting continues at the present rate.
I was glad to see them roam freely, knowing that the days to photograph them in the wild will soon be memories of the past…and we call this “progress”
Note: Some will be annoyed with the “light bubbles” in the background and I apologize on behalf of my lens. A nice smooth Bokeh would be more desirable…
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Welcome on TN!
What a funny post!
I like this lovely couple of monkey!
Great sharp details and great colors.