Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Solo in Borneo

Annalee and I had in our plans to visit the island of Borneo while we were in Singapore. When Annalee got pregnant we decided we shouldn't go due to the risk of malaria and she was having morning sickness. She insisted that I make the trip though (she made me go). 
It ended up being an amazing trip. I was only there for 3 full days, but I filled every minute with adventures. Every morning I woke up at 5:30am and stayed out until 11:00pm or later. I hiked for hours in several National Forests. I was often out at night for hours with my spot light in the jungle. I travelled around on local buses or hitch hiked. Through hitch hiking I was able to save a lot of time, money, and was able to meet locals who taught me about their culture. 

Still with all I did I barely scratch the surface of what Borneo has to offer. My main goal was to see wild orangutans and proboscis monkeys. With those marked off my list I was a happy man. I feel like I'm starting to get control of my camera as well. It has been a dream come true have these experiences.
Silloute of a Proboscis Monkey
There is a Pit Viper in this Picture
Bornean Keeled Pit Viper
Bornean Keeled Pit Viper
fiddler crab at low tide
Mud skipper at low tide
wild bornean orangutan
wild bornean orangutan
These cat fountain were all around city of Kuching. I later realized Kuching means cat. 
Bats in a cave
This water fall saved my life. I was completely out of water and must have drunken half gallon from this fall.
Breaded pig a sunset.
Bornean Keeled Pit Viper 
Spider eating a frog
Bornean Keeled Pit Viper


  1. Somehow I missed the big announcement on Facebook about how you guys are pregnant. CONGRATS!!! That is so exciting! I'm so happy for you both! By the way, these pictures look amazing! What kind of camera do you have?

    1. Thanks. We use a Nikon D5200 with a stock AF 18-55mm lense.

  2. Beautiful photographs!! Composition and focus is great.

  3. Amazing photos!!! I'm fascinated how close you got to all those animals. My colleague's daughter is in Borneo right now, and my colleague and her husband were there too a few years ago. I would be scared to death all the time with all those bugs, reptiles etc around!