Orang-utans? Pygmy elephants? Proboscis monkeys? Towering mountains? Sandy beaches? This is Borneo. Check it out:
In This Borneo Photo Essay You Will Discover:
- Wild Orang-utans
- Rare Pygmy Elephants
- A Ghostly Mountain
- And More!
Borneo epitomizes the exotic. The very name conjures up unexplored regions, dense jungles, a sense of danger and wild adventure. Truth is, tourism is the second-largest economy in Malaysian Borneo, the dense jungles are being increasingly replaced with palm-oil groves and it’s generally pretty safe.
But the wild adventure remains. I spent two weeks in Malaysian Borneo last November. I trekked up the highest peak in Southeast Asia. I spotted orang-utans and elephants. And I generally fell in love with the place, palm-oil groves be damned.
I’ve written about it HERE and HERE, and even shot a cool VIDEO. I also have two print articles upcoming, in Explore magazine and Canadian Traveller magazine. But there are so many outtakes. Here is part one of my Borneo Photo Essay. Enjoy!
And make sure to check out my feature articles on Borneo in the Spring 2015 issues of Explore and Canadian Traveller magazines.