Borneo – Back to the roots

Snake whisperer

I was very lucky to join my dear friend Dr Johannes Penner, an internationally renowned herpetologist, on a trip into the jungles of Borneo. As I am a tropical ecologist by education myself, this was kind of a trip back to my own roots… spending days and nights in the humid forests and never knowing what to expect is an experience beyond words. Thirty hours of flight and travel by minibus and boat gave us plenty of time to imagine all kinds of situations – would we encounter elephants? Catch a cobra? Make freinds with an Orangutan? And would I manage to keep my camera and lenses dry and safe?

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