Sarawak (Malaysia)

The Known as Bumi Kenyalang ("Land of the Hornbills")  land of huge ancient caves and jungles inhabited by native animals that are found only in Borneo.

 

- Lang's Cave -
 
One of the smaller caves of the whole complex of the Mulu National Park, but one of the most spectacular on "decorations" being a wet cave by many millions of years, the incessant water filter has created spectacular stalactites and stalagmites that adorned the wall's cave.

 

 

Gunung Mulu National Park - Sarawak - Malaysia                                         December  2014

 

- The Rock's Cathedral -
 

The Clearwater System is believed to be the largest interconnected cave system in the world by volume. Discovered in 1978, it is believed that there is still much to discover, every year many caving expeditions venturing deeper and deeper to find new chamber and connections.

 

 

 

 

Gunung Mulu National Park

Sarawak - Malaysia

                         December  2014

- Pongo Pygmaeus -

 

Chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans have been living for hundreds of thousands of years in their forest, living fantastic lives, never overpopulating, never destroying the forest. I would say that they have been in a way more successful than us as far as being in harmony with the environment.

 

 

 

 

Kuching - Sarawak - Malaysia                  December  2014

- Mom and Son -
 

Orangutan belongs to the only genus of great apes native to Asia. Like the other great apes, orangutans are highly intelligent, displaying advanced tool use and distinct cultural patterns in the wild. Orangutans share approximately 97% of their DNA with humans. The name "orangutan" is derived from the Malay and Indonesian words orang meaning "person" and hutan meaning "forest" thus "person of the forest"...and it makes a lot of sense to me.

 

Kuching - Sarawak - Malaysia               Decemebr  2014

- The Probiscis Monkey -
 
Its total population has decreased by more than 50% in the past 40 years, due to ongoing habitat loss and hunting in some areas. The population is fragmented: the largest remaining populations are found in Kalimantan; there are far fewer in Sarawak, Brunei and Sabah.
The proboscis monkey is protected by law in all regions of Borneo.

 

 

Bako National Park - Sarawak - Malaysia                                         December  2014

- The Old Butterfly -
 

In the wonderful nature of Borneo is easy encounter incredible living beings, as this old butterfly as big as the palm of my hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gunung Mulu National Park

Sarawak - Malaysia

                         December  2014