Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Return from the jungle

We're back from a lovely family holiday. DH's parents came to stay and we took them for a week away in Kuching, Eastern Malaysia. We had a fantastic time, but I'll let the photos tell the story.

The view from our hotel room:

From a boat trip amongst the mangroves, a wild Proboscis monkey. This one is the alpha male of his troop.

Do pay the ferryman!

Sunset in the mangroves.I tried to photograph the fireflies but they didn't come out. They were like Christmas trees twinkling.

At the Semenggoh Nature Reserve. This is Delima, a semi-wild Orang-Utan and her 3-month-old baby.

This is Delima's 3-year-old daughter Selina.

The crowning glory of our trip. This is the largest flower on earth, the Rafflesia. It's carnivorous, and only blooms for a week every 9 months. This one is 61cm across (over 2 feet) and it obligingly bloomed on the morning of my birthday, which is also MIL's birthday. We had a double celebration.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

These photos are amazing Rosey! That flower is just plain scary. Glad you had a great time!
Kel x