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Wander Pi Wednesdays: Creatures of the Night

Every Wednesday, I’ll be sharing one of my favorite photos from my travels.

Night hiking through the jungles of Borneo, I happened upon this fuzzy caterpillar going on his way through the jungle. While not a rarity, I found it somewhat humbling to see the sheer amount of wildlife that comes alive during the night, just going about its business. The antithesis of insect sounds of the night to the bird and monkey calls of the day time is truly a wonderful experience. After just moments of trekking, I truly saw how the jungle is an enormous living entity.

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Wander Pi Wednesdays: Borneo’s Proboscis Monkeys

Every Wednesday, I’ll be sharing one of my favorite photos from my travels.

Borneo is home to some of the rarest wildlife in the world. Various unique and endangered animals call this mystical island home. One of the best places to witness these rare animals in their natural habitat is along the Kinabatangan River in Malaysia. The river is one of the few remaining wildlife sanctuaries left in Borneo. I encountered all kinds of intriguing animals and distinctive plant life while exploring the area. Some of the most eccentric animals I came across were the proboscis monkeys. These strange looking creatures are often known for their long noses and unique reddish brown color. Here is a photo of a female proboscis monkey perched high up in a tree. Female proboscis monkeys have much shorter snots compared to their male counterparts, but they still look just as bizarre in their own unique way.

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Wander Pi Wednesdays: Exploring Borneo’s Clearwater Cave

Every Wednesday, I’ll be sharing one of my favorite photos from my travels.

Gunung Mulu National Park is one of the most remote areas of Borneo. The only practical way of getting in and out of the area is by air. The park itself is surrounded by impenetrable rainforest and a vast web of wild rivers. Mulu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to some of the biggest caves in the world and a wide assortment of rare plants and animals. I took this photo while exploring Clearwater Cave, Asia’s longest cave which measures some 66 miles. The cave gets its name from the crystal clear water that rushes through it, resulting in a vast subterranean river. I really enjoyed exploring Mulu and its immense network of caves. When I was young, every kid my age wanted to be Indiana Jones and this is the closest I’ve gotten so far.

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Wander Pi Wednesdays: Morning Mist in Borneo

Every Wednesday, I’ll be sharing one of my favorite photos from my travels.

Last fall, I spent some time exploring the serene jungles of Borneo where I encountered all kinds of wildlife, including orangutans, proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, and hornbills. This photo was taken along the Kinabatangan River during sunrise. We were lucky enough to experience the jungle in the early morning hours as we cruised along the beautiful, still, and silent river. The jungle looks completely different at this time of day. Watching the sun come up over the horizon and the mist slowly fade away was a truly breathtaking experience.

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