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Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

Community in a local pristine village in Laos at the banks of Mekong river

Community in a local pristine village in Laos at the banks of Mekong river

On my travels I encountered many different sorts of communities. Four and a half years ago on a boat trip on the Mekong river from Huay Xai at the Thai Lao border to Luang Prabang we stopped on route at a local, very pristine, basic village without electricity which lies at the banks of Mekong river. At that time locals there apparently hadn’t seen many westerners before. They were shy but also curious at the same time and took us into their village which only consisted of a few wooden huts. Especially the kids seemed to love being photographed and gathered themselves around us to watch our results. Read more


Kinabatangan River, Borneo

Pygmy Elephants, Kinabatangang River, Borneo, Malaysia

Pygmy Elephants, Kinabatangan River, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

Where: Kinabatangan River, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

When: 21st January 2011

We spent two days at the Kinabatangan Jungle Camp and did two afternoon, one early morning and one night cruise on the Kinabatangan River, which is famous for its wildlife, in those days. We saw Pygmy Elephants already on our first afternoon cruise but encountered this Elephant Family on the second afternoon cruise. They weren’t shy but very curious and we got the chance to get real close. The Elephant baby was first hidden by the two adult Elephants but then he pushed himself in front. When he suddenly lifted his trunk, it seemed as if he wanted to say hi to us.

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