Friday, 13 June 2008

Danum Valley, Sabah; 11-13 June

One with Nature in Danum Valley Conservation Area

Danum Valley, about 70 kilometers from Lahad Datu has approximately 43,000 hectares of primary rainforest (virgin forest). It was indeed a very humbling experience to be in one of the world's most complex ecosystem.

11 June

The evening sun ray penetrating the rainforest as we were approaching Danum.

From dawn to dusk at Danum Valley...
12 June

A heavenly scene of the pristine rainforest in the early morning.

More of sunrise in Danum Valley

Ready to explore the lush greens of Danum.

First taste of the primary forest.

The bridge across Segama River that divides the primary and secondary forests.

Map of the trail...

Meranti tree that's over 100 years old. Precious...

This catterpillar will morph into one ugly giant moth. Eeeww....

Leech trying to get on my shoes. This blood sucker is a tiger leech. Looks small coz it has not had its "meal" yet.

Flora & fauna of the forest.

At the Jaccuzi Pool in the middle of the dense forest.

Can't believe I climbed almost to the top of this hill...

Sunset at Danum Valley. View from the obsevatory tower...

A breathtaking sunset from the view point, overlooking the Danum Valley Conservation Area.

An amazing harmonious celebration of the sky before we called it a day.