3rd - 6th May 2012
Spent another few days at Kinabalu National Park to get some of the endemic birds in Borneo for Bjorn Olesen, an award winning wildlife photographer from Singapore with collection over 40k++ images taken throughout the world.
Weather was great in the morning but at lunch time, heavy rain lasted for few hours with thick mist at the mountain. Only managed to get few good shots of birds together with Nephentes Rajah and luckily there were 2 blooming Rafflesia Keithi at Poring Substation, about 45 minutes drive from the Headquarters.
Digiscoped with Nikon Fieldscope EDG85 via FSA-L2 DSLR Photo Adapter on Nikon D300s and 80-400mm VR lens
Shooting the Pale-faced Bulbul at Mesilau Substation
Regional endemic of this beauty, Black-capped White Eye
Nephentes Rajah, the biggest Monkey Cup in the world only found at Borneo
Chestnut-hooded Laughingthrush, one of the 3 Laughingthrush at Mt. Kinabalu
Pale-faced Bulbul, endemic to Borneo
Mini gallery at Vivianne Garden
The entrance to see the biggest flower in the world !
Healthy looking flower and on the left top petal is the Blue Carrion Fly the main pollinator. This flower could last only for few days ...
Soon will bloom. It takes up to 9 month from bud to become flower.
Little Pied Flycatcher
View of the Crocker Range from my room at Lily's Lodge
Golden-naped Barbet, another endemic to this island
Happy birding !