Orangutans; Endangered Jungle People

The eyes and facial features of Orangutans are a photographers dream. The faces of older Orangutans project wisdom and a sad understanding of the perils facing their kind in the form of rampant unchecked deforestation of Borneo and Sumatra. The faces of younger ones, ignorant of their plight, display a cockiness and mischievousness that comes with…

Nosy Neighbors

Even in the best of suburbs nosy neighbors can be a pain. However for the residents of Labuk Bay in the northern Borneo state of Sabah living with nosy neighbors in the form of Proboscis Monkeys is normal. In fact almost all the neighbors are just as nosy! Proboscis monkeys, endemic to Borneo are endangered,…

Brahminy Fly Fishing

YES…!!!! Finally, after numerous attempts to get shots of Brahminy Kites fishing today we came away from another trip up to Kuala Gula with something worth posting. Kuala Gula is a two and a half to three hour drive each way, which makes it a long day in the car for no shots worth keeping.…

Malaysian Mangrove Life

It does not matter how early in the morning you start, photography in Mangroves is a hot sweaty business! You may lose a few kilos, but its rewarding. The focus of last weeks trip to Kuala Gula, a small fishing village up the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia that surrounded by a large expanse of…

Catching Brahminy’s Fishing

This weekend was a new challenge. Photographing Brahminy Kites as they pluck fish from the water. Let me tell you. It’s easier said than done! I don’t know how many times we’ve drooled over brilliant shots of fish eagles plucking fish from the water and wondered how lucky you have to be to be set…

It’s All About Background!

They say that photography is the art of capturing light. But when it comes to birds I say its all about the background. Of course its also about light, but get the background right and you are halfway there before you even press the shutter. It’s the Year of the Snake Lunar New Year holidays…

Viper Paradise

Sometimes ignorance is bliss. But when it comes to photographing snakes in the wild not knowing what kind of snake you are playing with is a bit dumb, especially when you spend twenty minutes playing with it on the end of a stick to get it positioned at the right angle for a nice shot!…

A Day of Nights

It’s Heron nesting season in Malaysia so this weekend we decided to head up to the small town of Sekinchan where large colonies of Black Crowned Night Herons and Little Egrets congregate in large numbers every year. Last year the roosting trees were perfectly located to facilitate photographing the birds as they glided in to…

Sexy Redheads

Everyone likes a sexy redhead….so we are pleased to be able to post some super sexy redhead shots which should turn the heads of every birdwatcher. We have been wanting to photograph Chestnut-Headed Bee Eaters for a few years, but for some reason we never managed to turn up at the right place at the right…