2014 > 02

Time to leave Sabah, Borneo.  This tiny (pencil-thin) juvenile "Wagler's pit viper" was lying on the same twig in Sepilok from the previous tour in januari until this tour. A span of 4 weeks on the same branch - waiting to strike a prey !!! Slow food is just the name.

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Im on Borneo again - and every time there are new species of the many orchids, pitcher plants and animals for me to discover. This time we found a Borneon Horned Frog. Long time on my wish list ;). Common but not easy to find because its so well camouflaged to the leaves on the forest floor.
It is a stocky frog with arms and legs that appear almost too slender and weak for that size of a frog. It is a forest floor ambush hunter waiting for big insects, snails and possibly other frogs coming within reach of its tongue.

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Was in Oslo the other day speaking for Norway's Ornithological Society's local section and spend the night afterwards in a hide by Even - "the goshawk whisperer". We had this flamboyant Goshawk male eating an entire pigeon. Him being on the alert and keeping a wary eye for the much bigger female.

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Home from Borneo - here is a racquet-tailed Drongo (a black flycatcher) from the treetops of Sepilok. I don't hail to the wide spread opinion amongst many bird-photographers that a good image is one that is as close as possible and in full light - as seen much to often in here....
Now time to go get back to my manuscript again, because the next tour to Borneo is soon up.

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Santa Claus orchid (Dendrobium maraiparense) - one of 800 orchid species in Mount Kinabalu National Park, Borneo. This national park is one the worlds absolute hotspots for plants.
Jultomteorkidé/julemandsorkide.

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