We spotted rare pygmy elephants on the banks of Borneo’s Kinabatangan River. A true bucket-list experience. (With video.)
In This Borneo Photo Essay You Will Discover:
- A Grumpy Old Elephant Bull
- A Playful Juvenile
- A Watchful Sow
- Video of the Experience!
Aside from the wonder of it all, I actually learned a couple of things from my experience with Malaysian Borneo’s pygmy elephants. For one, when a bucket-list experience unfolds before you—calm down. Breathe. Take it in. I was so panicked that I might miss the photo-op, I feel like I didn’t begin to absorb it until it was nearly over. For another—realize that it’s more important to ensure you’re set-up for the photo rather to snap-away wildly and have 20 blurry images before the first decent one.
Still, spotting wild elephants had long-been a dream of mine. And to see some of the world’a rarest elephants made the experience even more memorable.
So, I give to you—the pygmy elephants of Borneo (with video at the end):
Watch the Video Here: