It has taken me sometime to get around to posting this, mainly because I am still in denial. Don’t worry nothing happened to the lovely Mariko (pictured here).
So as some of you may know we went to Borneo this year, I have dreamed of going to Borneo and getting lost in the jungle with my camera for a very long time, in fact the idea of this is what got me into photography in the first place. So while this was a holiday as opposed to purely work, I made the most of the opportunity and captured as much of the amazingness as possible. I lugged my camera up the highest peak in Asia, captured giant pitcher plants, pygmy squirrels, orangutans, caves, sun bears, floating villages and more. Over half way through the trip I changed memory cards whilst we were visiting Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, this would be the last I would see of my memory cards aside the one that remained in the camera. On the lost cards was my favourite image of a little Orangutan poking her head out from behind a tree at me, I am so thankful this shot of Mariko remained as this encounter was definitely a highlight for me. Sepilok is a sanctuary where Orangutan’s get rehabilitated and released; there are no fences just a huge area of jungle and feeding platforms. After the crazy tourist feeding event we ventured further into the rainforest without anyone else around. Just as we had nearly given up hope of seeing another Orangutan, Mariko and her daughter Cecilia walked along the path, I can’t even begin to explain the experience, I have tears in my eyes just thinking about it.
So long story short I lost the majority of my images with only a few remaining, you can see a few sample images here.
A hard lesson to learn but Borneo I love you and I can’t wait to come back!