Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Flying Dutchman of BORNEO

Hmm.. A Flying Dutchman in Borneo? Doesn’t it sound very much like Captain Davy Jones warship in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean? Well, before delving deeper into this subject and to avoid it from being to confusing and complicated, I think it is best that I clear the air on this mysteriously title post of mine. The Dutchman that I am referring to is none other than our enigmatic Proboscis Monkeys or locally known as the “Monyet Belanda”, the Dutchman Monkey. A name which has for long been used as a reference to the early Dutch colonialist that came to explore and accumulate the deep riches of Borneo in the early days. 

Now as you have all known why it is called the Dutchman, you might probably start asking about the flying bit. Well, all I have to say is that you will have to SEE it to BELIEVE it. This sequence of photos was taken just last week in the Menanggol River a lively tributary in the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary.  This is for me the REAL Flying Dutchman of Borneo : The Proboscis Monkey "Flying" without Wings. Enjoy!!











 Isn't that Amazing? For me seeing it happening just in front of my eyes and to capture the whole "Flying" sequence from the very start to finish is just simply AWESOME. This is not something that you get to see everyday in the Kinabatangan. Lucky Me! I just wish i had a Video Camera with me at that time, maybe this sounds for another additional equipment needed in my already expanding camera inventory: maybe a Nikon D90 or a D5000? Well, we will see. This is for sure another of our Natural Wonders of Borneo : The Proboscis Monkeys "Flying".

PHOTO TAKEN ALONG SUNGAI MENANGGOL, SUKAU LOWER KINABATANGAN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY ON 15 AUGUST 2009 AT 03:59 PM.

NIKON D300 + 70-300mm VR at 300 mm F 5.6 ISO 500 

8 comments:

Jollence Lee said...

Memang flying dutchman

Jordan Sitorus said...

Great moments captured! Excellent job!

Not an easy attempt...Bravo!

max donysius said...

great shots mark...mau belajar dari kau lah ni..I just bought an entry level nikon d60...still don't know to use many of the functions..hehehe

[MarK LouiS BenedicT] said...

Thanks guys..

Shouldn't be a problem tu Max.. We learn together.. and thanks for following.. :P

Jordan Sitorus said...

Congrats!! barula siok...truly awesome sequence of action shots! & awesome blog juga lah akhirnya!!!

Azahari Reyes @ Jason a.k.a horukuru said...

Hahaha excellent sequence !

MK said...

hehe nice shot...funny flying dutchman

FrancesscaJoanJoywynne said...

The poor monkey...jatuh dalam air....

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