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The Malayan Colugo (Galeopterus variegatus) or Flying Lemur isn’t really a Lemur and can’t really fly so we’ll stick to Colugo. What it can do very well however, is glide. Glides of 150m in horizontal distance have been recorded. I personally have seen them swerve trees mid flight. One of two species in the family Dermoptera, the Colugo is spectacularly odd. Photo from Pulau Tioman, Malaysia.
Jan 28, 2012 / 4 notes

The Malayan Colugo (Galeopterus variegatus) or Flying Lemur isn’t really a Lemur and can’t really fly so we’ll stick to Colugo. What it can do very well however, is glide. Glides of 150m in horizontal distance have been recorded. I personally have seen them swerve trees mid flight. One of two species in the family Dermoptera, the Colugo is spectacularly odd. Photo from Pulau Tioman, Malaysia.

Unknown Tree Frog in Sabah, Borneo. This one sat beautifully still for me on my way through, the muddiest night walk I have ever been on.
Jan 12, 2012 / 32 notes

Unknown Tree Frog in Sabah, Borneo. This one sat beautifully still for me on my way through, the muddiest night walk I have ever been on.

The Golden Ord-Web Spider (Family: Nephilidae) can grow to huge sizes. The females can grow bigger than your hand and the web can be so string they are able to catch small birds like flowerpeckers or sunbirds. 
Jan 11, 2012 / 8 notes

The Golden Ord-Web Spider (Family: Nephilidae) can grow to huge sizes. The females can grow bigger than your hand and the web can be so string they are able to catch small birds like flowerpeckers or sunbirds. 

The Black bearded Flying Dragon (Draco melanopogon) is a common inhabitant of the forest on Pulau Tioman, Malaysia. It uses skin flaps over its ribs which can spring out to form “wings” to help it glide between trees in the forest. That way they can avoid venturing to the forest floor where there are many more predators. Except of course when the female (pictured) has to lay her eggs.
Jan 11, 2012 / 4 notes

The Black bearded Flying Dragon (Draco melanopogon) is a common inhabitant of the forest on Pulau Tioman, Malaysia. It uses skin flaps over its ribs which can spring out to form “wings” to help it glide between trees in the forest. That way they can avoid venturing to the forest floor where there are many more predators. Except of course when the female (pictured) has to lay her eggs.

Bizarre Phasmid/Leaf insect from the order Phasmatodea found in the Malaysian Rainforest in northern Perak. 
Jan 8, 2012 / 13 notes

Bizarre Phasmid/Leaf insect from the order Phasmatodea found in the Malaysian Rainforest in northern Perak. 

Unknown species of Damselfly in a Malaysian forest (Please help with the ID!)
Jan 7, 2012 / 5 notes

Unknown species of Damselfly in a Malaysian forest (Please help with the ID!)

Olive Tree Skink (Dasia olivacea) rests in the midday sun on Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
Jan 5, 2012 / 9 notes

Olive Tree Skink (Dasia olivacea) rests in the midday sun on Pulau Tioman, Malaysia

The Tioman Soft-shelled Turtle (Dogania soblana) is a freshwater species inhabiting rainforest streams throughout Tioman, feeding on shrimp, fish and detritus. However poaching of eggs, as with their marine cousins, is even becoming a problem high up in the rainforest.
Jan 5, 2012 / 21 notes

The Tioman Soft-shelled Turtle (Dogania soblana) is a freshwater species inhabiting rainforest streams throughout Tioman, feeding on shrimp, fish and detritus. However poaching of eggs, as with their marine cousins, is even becoming a problem high up in the rainforest.

Juvenile Collared Scops Owl (Otus lettia), Tioman Island, Malaysia
Dec 29, 2011 / 28 notes

Juvenile Collared Scops Owl (Otus lettia), Tioman Island, Malaysia

Lantern bug (Family: Fulgoridae) in a Malaysian Rainforest. This one was spotted in Belum-Temanggor Forest in near the Thai border. These are major highlights of forest walks for me.
Dec 27, 2011 / 12 notes

Lantern bug (Family: Fulgoridae) in a Malaysian Rainforest. This one was spotted in Belum-Temanggor Forest in near the Thai border. These are major highlights of forest walks for me.

Damselfly, Euphaea impar perched on a twig in the beautiful island of Pulau Tioman, Malaysia.
Dec 22, 2011 / 13 notes

Damselfly, Euphaea impar perched on a twig in the beautiful island of Pulau Tioman, Malaysia.

Dec 22, 2011 / 99 notes

My first VERY amateur attempt at a video. Hope you like.

Music by Hans Zimmer

Mock Viper (Psammodynastes pulverulentus) on the slopes of the rainforest clad Pulau Tioman, Malaysia.
Dec 21, 2011 / 22 notes

Mock Viper (Psammodynastes pulverulentus) on the slopes of the rainforest clad Pulau Tioman, Malaysia.

Black-backed Kingfisher (Ceyx erithaca) sleeping on the bank on the Kinabatangan River, Sabah, Borneo.
Dec 21, 2011 / 12 notes

Black-backed Kingfisher (Ceyx erithaca) sleeping on the bank on the Kinabatangan River, Sabah, Borneo.

Poison Rock Frog (Eleutherodactylus cooki) near a waterfall, Belum Rainforest, Malaysia.
Dec 20, 2011 / 8 notes

Poison Rock Frog (Eleutherodactylus cooki) near a waterfall, Belum Rainforest, Malaysia.