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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.

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

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.

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

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