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