Archives for posts with tag: endangered

Pulau Selingan (is one of three island located 40 kilometers north of Sandakan in Sabah, east Malaysia. During the peak season (October) up to 50 turtles come ashore to lay eggs. Marine turtles have been around for 230 million years at least, but due to human activities they have been brought, over the past hundred years, to the brink of extinction.

Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings emerge from the sand at

Holding two Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings at Pulau Selingan

Turtle tracks head back to sea from the pit the mother turtle dug to lay her eggs at Pulau Selingaan (Island) Turtle Islands National Park, Sabah.

VIEW MORE / BUY PRINTS / DOWNLOAD  & LICENSE  STOCK IMAGES  of  Turtle Island Park, Sabah, Borneo here >>

Photography © Quintin Lake, 2010

The orangutans are the only exclusively Asian living genus of great ape. They are among the most intelligent primates and use a variety of sophisticated tools, also making sleeping nests each night from branches and foliage. They are generally not aggressive and live a mostly solitary life foraging for food. They are the largest living arboreal animals with longer arms than other great apes. Their hair is typically reddish-brown, instead of the brown or black hair typical of other great apes. In Sabah there is only one surviving species which is endangered: the Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)

Portrait of Young Bornean Orangutan, Pongo pygmaeus morio, Orangutan

Young Bornean Orangutan, Pongo pygmaeus morio, hanging from a branch

Portrait of Young Bornean Orangutan biting a twig, Sepilok, Sabah

VIEW MORE / BUY PRINTS / DOWNLOAD  & LICENSE  STOCK IMAGES  of  Orangutans of Sepilok, Sabah, Borneo here >>

Photography © Quintin Lake, 2010

%d bloggers like this: