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Photo Essay: An Adventure Through Malaysian Borneo (part three)


Travel through Malaysian Borneo — up the highest peak in Southeast Asia, along the Kinabatangan River, into an orang-utan preserve, onto a desert island and more!

In This Borneo Photo Essay you Will Discover:

  • Scenes from above 4,000 metres
  • Distant offshore paradise islands
  • Turtles, Apes & Elephants
  • And more!

I snapped more than 1,500 photos during 10 days in Malaysian Borneo. (Have you checked out Part One and Part Two yet?) Don’t worry, only 18 of them are here. But it illustrates the wonder of this tropical island — photo ops and bucket-list memories abound. See for yourself:


A misty trail up Mount Kinabalu.


Emerging from the trees, at 3,200 metres, on Mount Kinabalu.


Shortly after descending from the 4,095.2-metre summit. (I was tired.)


A walk above the clouds, Mount Kinabalu.


Descending Kinabalu — with the guesthouse (Laban Rata) in the distance, at 3,270 metres of elevation.


A grumpy old pygmy elephant bull escorts his family alongside the Kinabatangan River.


The arrogance of a proboscis monkey.


Spotted in the fig trees — a wild orang-utan.


Kids will be kids, even when they’re apes.


“Hay, whatcha looking’ at?” (Feeding time at Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre.)


Momma and baby having their afternoon meal. (Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre.)


Just enjoying a chew at Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre.


Selingan Island, Turtle Islands National Park.


Paradise found: Turtle Islands National Park, 42 km offshore of Sandakan, in northwest Borneo.


Imagine my surprise when this guy sauntered up. (Monitor lizard, Selingan Island.)


Spending the day with some Aussies began to wear off on me…


I found him!


A green turtle lays her eggs on the shores of Selingan Island.


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Check out Part One.

Check out Part Two.

And make sure to check out my feature articles on Borneo in the Spring 2015 issues of Explore and Canadian Traveller magazines.

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About the author: David Webb is a Vancouver, BC-based travel writer, photographer and magazine editor.

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