After our visit with the orangutans we headed to our next lodge, located by the Kinabatangan River. We stayed two nights and enjoyed three river cruises. The river is located in Sabah, on the island of Borneo. Kinabatangan is 560 kilometers long, making it the second longest river in Malaysia. What makes this place remarkable is the amount of wildlife you can find in and by the water. Here are some of the creatures we saw. Scroll over the photo for the names.
The Amazing Kinabatangan River
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You have taken some awesome photos of some animals and birds I have never seen. Thanks for sharing. Hope you continue to experience such a wonderful journey.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks Francine. The rest of the trip was just incredible–I won’t ever forget the experiences
Wow, I don’t think I could ever have enough camera memory cards for a place like that. Fabulous shots!
I had about six with me, but sometimes I was so in awe I forgot to snap photos. And then there are the animals and birds that disappear right when you get the camera ready.
You know, sometimes it’s good not to have the camera up to your face all of the time because, how do I word it, it does kind of take away from the affect your surroundings have on you.
I agree with you. Sometimes it’s best to take in the smells, sounds, and feel and not the photo.
What diversity!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Glad you liked it Frank.
Lots of variety – looks like a very exciting place for wildlife 🙂
It is! And I don’t want to even think about all the creatures we didn’t notice, but I’m sure they saw us.
Like the snake picture – G had people hunting high and low in Uganda for snakes and we never saw any (perhaps luckily!)
I have the opposite. The Better Half hates snakes and when we spotted this one, I was in trouble. I may have suggested that there were no snakes in Malaysia–I mean it’s a jungle–not a place for snakes 🙂
Lol maybe that’s where we went wrong! I still attest to this day that the story I read as a child, about a fox looking for strawberries, is one of the most valuable lessons I’ll ever learn – the stuff you want is generally to be found when you stop looking so hard for it!
that is a good point! Not to be cheesy, but that’s how I found the better half. Once I stopped trying so hard to find someone and to make relationships work. I finally decided being alone is just fine. a year later I was living with the better half and I have no regrets. Some minor complaints, like why do I find socks all over the flat. but no regrets.
That’s lovely 🙂
And I can sympathise – I am like a human hurricane! G hates it! 😀
That’s how I think of the better half–a hurricane.
Gosh. I really love wild life shots. It’s fast becoming my favorite thing to photograph. These are great – love the Blue-eared Kingfisher…
The kingfisher is so cute, but I also saw how fierce he is. Glad I wasn’t his prey.
These animals always look so content it makes me think I ought to give living in a tree a try!
Give it a go. that would make a fun blog, “My year living in a tree.”
Amazing captures, TBM. The blue-eared kingfisher is so photogenic. 🙂
Thank you. I was shocked that the blue-eared kingfisher didn’t fly away and was kind enough for me to get several shots. He was intent on getting breakfast!
I’m glad he didn’t fly away too soon. 🙂
I think my camera would over heat from use here… wonderful photos…
Bring a spare camera and snap away my friend.
Your work never fails to fascinate me. Thanks!
I have a weakness for herons, so it’s cool to see one in your group of photos today. The macque monkeys are quite fun to look at – they always seem to have this smidge of a look on their faces that means they are up to something.
The macaques are everywhere and yes they are up to something–probably stealing something from tourists. Our guide kept calling them bandits. We cruised by so many herons and our guide never really pointed them out. I think they’re lovely, but probably too common for most tourists. This may be the only heron photo I got that turned out.
I enjoy seeing how the wildlife differs from place to place.
I’m always amazed by the variety all over the world.
Wonderful pictures! You were lucky. We never got to see a snake or a crododile, but we saw loads of orangutans and pygmy elephants. It’s interesting to see how much the same river has to offer. Every day is different there.
We didn’t see any elephants until we arrived in Danum. We did see orangutans along the river, but I didn’t get many great photos of them.
Wow, amazing !
I kept saying that while I was there.
Unforgettable experience TBM . Love that Kingfisher such a vivid plumage . The Bushy Crested Hornbill looks so comical !
I loved the Hornbills. How do they fly with that bill?
Shakes head * and hardly looks bushy either to me …
yeah, I should look into that aspect. hadn’t thought of it.
Gorgeous birds! What an experience you had.
I wish I got photos of all the birds we saw, but it wasn’t possible. It was bird paradise.
Wow, how cool is that!!
Such great photos!
love the blues of the kingfisher. it’s interesting that the herons i see every morning in my neighborhood are exactly the same.
I was amazed by the herons as well since I’ve seen them in many places now. And always right at the river’s edge, searching.
Kingfishers and hornbills! Awesome!!
I was thrilled to see them!