Some Images from Seima

I’ve been horrible about posting here, but better now than never. Here are some images from a recent trip to Elephant Valley in Sen Monorom, Mondulkiri, and the WCS field office located on the edge of Seima Protected Forest and just outside Keo Seima (the local town). This trip, the second of two, I spent with my two interns (and friends) Phalkun Chan and Sereyrath (Rath) Aing. Highlights included:

  • Going on a nature walk and getting to see Gibbons and Doucs but avoiding leeches!
  • Visiting the Elephant Valley elephant sanctuary and carrying luxury wood leftovers from an illegal logging site to be used as benches.
  • Seeing all manner of beetles and bugs, again.
  • Assisting the Cambodian Rural Development Team (CRDT) with their document cleanup.
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Bong Thea Kon (Baby Duck Egg)

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A seized modified SUV used in the illegal logging practices in the area.

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A WCS employee with malaria, waiting for his symptoms to subside.

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The Keo Seima market.

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Phalkun and Rath, my two interns and co-adventurers!

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Rath poses in front of the protected elephants, who are getting washed in the mid-morning at Elephant Valley.

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Me in my grittiness, and the Cambodians, and the elephants!

Some seized motor bikes (a photo I artfully edited).

Some seized motor bikes (a photo I artfully edited).

Phalkun posing in the CRDT office.

Phalkun posing in the CRDT office.

Rath posing in the CRDT office.

Rath posing in the CRDT office.

Me posing in front of a poster at the CRDT office.

Me posing in front of a poster at the CRDT office.

A rather candid shot outside the CRDT office.

A rather candid shot outside the CRDT office.

Stopping at the spiritual tree after seeing some gibbons.

Stopping at the spiritual tree after seeing some gibbons.

Stopping at the spiritual tree after seeing some gibbons again.

Stopping at the spiritual tree after seeing some gibbons again.

Stopping at the spiritual tree after seeing some gibbons (Phalkun).

Stopping at the spiritual tree after seeing some gibbons (Phalkun).

Stopping at the spiritual tree after seeing some gibbons (Rath).

Stopping at the spiritual tree after seeing some gibbons (Rath).

A nice forest shot . . . not sure what I'm doing with my hands here.

A nice forest shot . . . not sure what I’m doing with my hands here.

Another shot of the sea of seized motos.

Another shot of the sea of seized motos.

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