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The flight from Kuala Lumpur took us to Kota Kinabalu in the state of Sabah, which is part of Malaysia. We immediately transferred from the airport to the town of Kundasang at the foot of Mount Kinabalu. The visit continued to be dogged by poor weather and our opportunities were limited by heavy rainfall on Kinabalu. However, a visit to Poring Hot Springs was more productive and was blessed with clear skies and sunshine. From Kundasang we drove to Sepilok, near the coastal town of Sundakan. A fine canopy walk provided excellent photographic opportunities, particularly for the Black-and-Yellow Broadbill and we finally managed to photograph an elusive Pitta. The Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre in Sepilok, although interesting provided few opportunities to photograph the animals in a natural setting. The final destination in our Borneo journey took us to Sukau on the Kinabatangan River. Again this was a location where most of the excursions had to be made in a boat on the river, however, the wide river and the presence of numerous fruiting trees along the river bank made it extremely productive. The fact that the two days at Sukau were the only two completely dry days in three weeks made the experience even more pleasant. The Kinabatangan River yielded close views of many species including, Proboscis Monkeys, Orang Utan and a wide range of Hornbills which flew back and forth across the river presenting superb opportunities for flight shots. The visit was rounded off on the last evening by a close encouter with a Buffy Fish Owl sitting calmly on a tree over the river.

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