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Monday, 10 November 2008

A Hidden Paradise

Yesterday, I joined the PhotoBorneo group for outing to a hidden paradise around Kuching. It is located between Singai and Matang and it is around 40 minutes drive from Kuching City Centre, and this place is called Bobak.

We were told by one of the group members who's an expert in jungle trail that it is an easy hike. A lesson learned from this: "easy to an expert is extremely difficult for a novice".

We arrived at the first waterfall after about 30 minutes of hiking. The trail was slippery with a few steep slopes.

We stopped here for almost 45 minutes to shoot the pictures we like. Although it is small, it is such a beauty.

We continued on the trail and climbed higher to look for the second waterfall. It was another 20 minutes or so of hiking.

The second waterfall is bigger and has more ground to anchor our tripods. I noticed a rock which resembles a dog head at this waterfall, so I took a closer shot of it.

There were many water trails to shoot at this second waterfall too.

When we were moving up the slopes, there wasn't any incidence. But when we were coming down, I slipped three times and fell down facing downward once. I didn't notice the bruises on both of my knees until I was back in the car. I stretched my nerve on my right thigh too! So, I'm limping now.

I took quite a lot of shots of some interesting bugs too. I find this green spider really beautiful.

There was a fiery centipede hanging around us too.

This white bug with fluffy hair is beyond my comprehension. It looks like an angel to me.

I don't know what this shrimp-like bug is. This is the first time I have seen such thing.

We spotted a very beautiful stink bug too on the way down.

We found also a dead spider nearby with Cordyceps fungus growing on its body. It was dead due to the fungus infection.

Before we all called it a day, I took the last shot of a long-legged spider with two spikes on its body.


stan said...

hey these photos are amazing! GREAT JOB! I like that of the green spider too.

Anonymous said...

EXTREME cool shots you're sharing this week :)

Mothering4Money said...

Well, I wrote a comment and then lost it. I was trying to say that your pictures, as always, are amazing. The white bug intrigues me. It looks like strands of cotton just stuck to a plant.

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