Reader Tony Eales from Australia sent several photos he took on a ten-year-old trip to Sabah. Where’s Sabah, you ask? It’s one of the states of Malaysia, located in northern Borneo. Malaysia is in yellow below, Sabah in red:
I thought I’d send some from my trip to Sabah, Malaysia back in 2004. They’re not great because I only had a compact Canon PowerShot A75 but the memories of the wildlife are very precious. Apart from the elephants Elephas maximus borneensis and the orang-utan Pongo pygmaeus morio I wouldn’t be able to guess at the species of the others. The frog (I think perhaps a flying frog) and polydesmid were from Danum Valley and the trilobite beetle was from Mt Kinabalu. Anyway Sabah in general and Danum Valley in particular are a magical place that I felt compelled to share. I got to see four of the five “flying”things I’d hoped to see at Danum Valley, flying frog, flying lemur, flying squirrel and flying lizard but alas I didn’t see a flying snake. A good excuse to go back one day.
He added that all these photos, incuding the elephants below, were taken in natural habitat, though the orang was photographed “at the Sepilok rehabilitation reserve, free but not really wild as they come in for regular feeding.”
If you know any of the three species below, do weigh in in the comments: