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15 July 2011
Photo Friday: welcome (back) to the jungle!

Sungai Kinabatangan at sunrise
Sungai Kinabatangan at sunrise


Today's secret word, boys and girls, is "Kinabatangan!" Use it three times in a sentence. Roll it around on your tongue a bit. Trust me, it's fun.

If I seem even punchier than usual, it's because this beastly heat & humidity may have fried my brain just a tad. It's been pretty junglicious around Our Nation's Capital this week. Accordingly, today's Photo Friday is an homage to Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, where we stayed at a small lodge alongside the mighty Kinabatangan River in November 2008.


bewildered tarsier
bewildered tarsier

proboscis monkey
proboscis monkey


We spent a few days at Kinabatangan Nature Lodge viewing the jungle's moist bounty via night hikes, early morning boat rides, and midday treks through the muck and slurm with our guide Jungle Jay. (Yes, really.) In addition to monkeys-aplenty, we got to check out bizarre jungle creatures like tarsiers, monitor lizards, toucans, tiny chirping frogs, and all manner of giant bugs. Oh, and the leeches! Plenty of leeches too.


leech alert!
leech alert!


I'll let you write your own leeches-in-Washington joke (too easy), and leave you with a few lovely parting shots of the scenic Kinabatangan.


scenic Kinabatangan

Kinabantangan at sunset


For more fabulous travel snaps, check out Delicious Baby's Photo Friday blog carnival.


RELATED LINKS:
* view all Kinabatangan pics
* browse original blog posts from our Kinabatangan stay
* Nature Lodge Kinabatangan


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Re: Photo Friday: welcome (back) to the jungle!
those leeches look a lot different from the ones in our lake. YIKES! what gorgeous photos - esp that last one. wow!
Posted by jessiev on July 15, 2011 at 11:36 AM

Re: Photo Friday: welcome (back) to the jungle!
Yikes indeed! I find leeches kinda fascinating, although that's probably because I've never had one attached to me. ;)
Posted by sonia on July 15, 2011 at 3:25 PM

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