The thing that immediately becomes apparent when you step into the thick heat of the Endau Rompin rain forest is the density. You can’t see more than a couple of meters in front of you. There are insects everywhere, many of which you probably haven’t seen. Under each leaf, around each bend, you can run into so many surprises. But the density also describes a lush world that is operating on so many levels, going about its day to day existence, and as a human, you are trespassing into this world. Below you’ll see scenes from our trekking trips, which were exhausting, beautiful, and enduring.
Below, in one of the swimming areas, there are many, many freshwater fish. While swimming with them is easy, capturing them in a digital photograph is not.
Lagume and Jason attempting to communicate through the heat and the language barrier:
It was not rainy season when we were there. That rope is actually used when the river floods and gets that high:
The majestic magenta dragonfly:
More scenes from back at the complex and the village:
Traditional practices of mashing root vegetables for an upcoming celebration at Kampong Peta:
A personal favorite:
“Warning: Reach out of search of children and fire.”