Swamp People

A lot of people laugh at me when I tell them my favorite TV program is Swamp People. But I make no apologies for admiring the skills of people catching Alligators by hand even though I can hardly understand their English. The fact is these guys love and respect the wilderness they were brought up…

Big Bully Brother

  Over the past two weeks the Malaysian air has been filled with the bleating chirps of juvenile birds and the harried activity of the adult birds finding enough food to shut them up.  The activity in our Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur garden has been even more frenetic than normal as the resident pair of Magpie Robins…

A Night Heron Day

  It’s a long time since we were last at Kuala Selangor, so this week we decided to head there and see what we could get. Unfortunately no sooner had we entered the park than the early morning sun was blotted out by some menacing black clouds and it started to rain. Fortunately we managed…

A Flash of Red

Photographing birds in Malaysia is always hot hard work and after a few hours photography we are usually completely buggered and it is nice to come home, relax and take a shower. Then it is down to downloading the results which invariably turns out to be an excercize in deleting the shots that don’t make the cut. However, once in…

A Very Rare Treasure

It’s very seldom in life that one has the privilege of photographing something quite rare. Today was one of those occasions.  For the past few days of the Chinese New Year holidays we have been photographing birds up at Bukit Tinggi with mixed results. Yesterday there were a ton of birds but the light was…

Crab Hunters of Kuala Selangor

Who would have imagined that Long-Tailed Macaques eat mud crabs. Not us, until we observed a troop scavenging the mangroves of Kuala Selangor for crabs. Judging from the hand flipping the crabs obviously bite back and the Macaques don’t have it too easy. It’s obviously also a dirty business but these guys make good use…