Want to have a closer look at Borneo Monkey – Proboscis Monkey? Labuk Bay Probscis Monkey Sanctuary is the place!
Bangkatan House which is the place to sit and relax at the viewing balcony during the feeding time and watch around 60 of them leaping from tree to tree, coming close to their regular meals specially provided by the Sanctuary. Below is the interior & exterior of Bangkatan House.
The best viewing prior is 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. Below the scenes I shot at 4:30 pm just after the rain. The forest look fresh and clean. This observation balcony has been erected to provide an excellent site and breathtaking close up view to watch proboscis monkeys during the feeding times.
Do you know what is proboscis sit on? Mangrove tree root? Yup. But is not a real root! It is a artificer root. Below the photo I shot at 190mm.
A real scene of a true story that had been documented and televised several times on the Animal Planet Channel. A documentary about the monkeys had been filmed here and aired several times on the channel. If you really want to see the Borneo’s biggest nose close-up… This is the place!
See how close I can capture with this couple.
This Proboscis Monkey like to take photo. He know how to posing…
After so many posing… he felt a sleep… zzZ
Young Proboscis Monkey
Beside Proboscis Monkey. Silver Langur also can find here…
Next, I want to try shoot bird. So I have to wake up early morning walk.
My assistant Daniel. He is very experience in this Sanctuary.
He told me a lot of knowledge and story of the Proboscis Monkey. Do you know Proboscis Monkey cannot eat sweet food? Sweet food will kill them!
My mission failed! 70 – 200 mm lens + Extender EF 2x…. Can’t capture a good bird’s photo. See below… you will know what I mean.
Daniel bring me to other place to shoot Proboscis Monkey.
I bring my MacBook Pro when I traveling for download my daily shoots & my Boardband for communicate to the world. (shot at 6 am)
Assignment done! Goodbye nature! Back to city with my red bird!
23 Jun 2008 Melvin Ho 18,050 views