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Orang Utan (Sabah, Borneo)


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I have been working in Malaysia most of this year and recently took the opportunity to leave Peninsular Malaysia for a couple of weeks in Borneo (Sabah).
The main objective was to see Orang Utan's in the wild and we were very fortunate in this regard, seeing 8 different individuals in 5 separate sightings. Whilst all were special, most of the Orang's were high in the canopy and well beyond my ability to photograph. Actually, this went for most of the animals we saw in Borneo - long hot treks in the humid rainforest yielded some great sightings, but so often in deep shade and / or backlit.
This female Oran Utan was with a youngster, feeding happily in a wild Rambutan tree near Gamantong caves. Whilst in deep shade, these are the best photo's I managed of these gentle, charismatic creatures.
29136031495_393b21a014_o.jpg2R4C1413 by Whyone, on Flickr
29136031125_c9d3332582_o.jpg2R4C1411 by Whyone, on Flickr
29136033775_bde75c443d_o.jpg2R4C1388 by Whyone, on Flickr
29136034475_02162d7b2f_o.jpg2R4C1386 by Whyone, on Flickr
28517501193_1a05d8c810_o.jpg2R4C1393 by Whyone, on Flickr
28517500263_33f2727fc0_o.jpg2R4C1403 by Whyone, on Flickr
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@@Whyone? Beautiful, I think you did great with these! Where did you stay and how did you arrange the stay and the treks?

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Hi @@SafariChick and thank you.


We split our time between Sukau Rainforest Lodge on the Kinabatangan river and Tabin Rainforest Lodge.


We saw Orang Utan's at both, but the ones above where near Gamantong caves - this was a stop we made transferring between Sukau and Tabin. We saw 2 groups of Orang Utan's here, and Red Leaf Monkeys which are tremendous!

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Peter Connan

Beautiful shots @@Whyone?

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@@Whyone? These are great pictures of the beautiful orangutans. I love how you captured the lost-in-my- world look in the adult female, and the curious inquisitive look in the young one.

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