Wednesday, July 30, 2008

An Orangutan & His Bucket

A highlight of our travels was a trip up the river in Kumai, Indonesia and into the Tanjung Putting National Park. Here we got a chance to watch the amazing orangutans. The park sets up feeding stations in the jungle. The goal is to keep the orangutans away from the local farms, where the farmers kill any ape or monkey feeding on the crops, by providing a supplemental feeding. The orangutans are not captured or caged - they are still very much wild animals.

It was most entertaining to watch the dynamics of the orangutans as they ate ... especially in regards to the buckets of milk. This one ape in particular seemed to find the bucket almost of more interest than the milk inside. The following three photos are a series. It was getting slightly dark, so the photos aren't of the best quality but perhaps you'll find them entertaining!

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Felucca Ride

It's a bit ironic that one of the first things we did when we started our land tour of Egypt was to hop back onto a boat for a sail! But it is the Nile after all; how could we possibly visit Egypt and not sail the Nile?

Felucca ride on the Nile, originally uploaded by Sail Billabong.
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Thursday, July 10, 2008


Our apologies as we have been 'at sea' and unable to post. To make up for the missing weeks, here are three photographs. We love photographing children; they are beautiful and fun and really enjoy seeing their picture in the LCD screen afterwards. Two of the photos were shot in the mountain highlands of Indonesia (Kupang) and the third was shot in Vanuatu.

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