Category Archives: Indonesia
As any long time subscriber to my blog can attest, I’m a big fan of the spectral tarsier. Here’s another look at these little primates from the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia — this time I couldn’t help but think of Dr. Evil from the Austin Power’s movies — “One million dollars.”
Nikon D300 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 240mm) ISO 200, f/10 at 1/60th of a second, Nikon SB-800 flash
Behold the bearded pig. One of the more unfortunately constructed beasts in all the wild. Personally, I think the animal’s utter grotesqueness has a certain charm. These guys would follow the orangutans around in Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo and pick up their scraps. Sort of the garbage men of the jungle.
Nikon D700 with Nikkor 70-200mm lens (at 130mm) ISO 800, f/2.8 at 1/250th of a second (- 1/3 stop ev)
Today I did a google search of some of my images and was surprised to find out that this photo of a young orangutan swinging through the trees was a National Geographic photo of the day — all the way back in February of 2010. It’s been in my Indonesian gallery but was never posted to the blog. I always liked that this one showed a bit more of the environment of Tanjung Puting National Park in Indonesian Borneo.
Nikon D700 with Nikkor 70-200mm lens (at 200mm) ISO 800, f/2.8 at 1/1250th of a second (-1/3 stop ev)
Time for another look at the Thomas’s leaf monkey from Sumatra. These guys are also called Thomas’s langurs. They live in the subtropical and tropical dry forests of Indonesia. Unfortunately, they are considered a vulnerable species due to the rapid loss of their habitat.
Nikon D700 with Nikkor 70-200mm lens (at 200mm) ISO 1600, f/2.8 at 1/250th of a second (-0.33 ev)
This Sulawesi dwarf cuscus was a challenge to photograph due to the mixed lighting conditions of the deep shadows caused by the thick foliage and the bright highlights caused by the rising sun. For this particular image, I set my camera to expose for the bright areas and waited for the cuscus to pop its head into the light. These guys are pretty rare and only exist on a few islands in Indonesia. I was lucky to see this one. Cuscus are marsupials and are a type of possum.
Nikon D700 with Nikkor 70-200mm lens (at 200) ISO 800, f/2.8 at 1/250th of a second