Tawau Hills Day 3

9 March 2015

Tawau Hills 2015: [ Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 ]

Day 3 at Tawau Hills was littered with several unexpected surprises, but our main goal for the day was to capture shots of Pyrops whiteheadi, popularly known as the blue-snout lantern bug. I’m very glad that we managed to shoot not 1, but 3 of them together at knee level! It was unfortunate that they flew away before we could take more shots, but the sight itself was undoubtedly unforgettable. If you love bugs and macro photography, the next Borneo Bootcamp in June will be perfect for you!

Pre-Breakfast Lantern Bugging

We dropped by to visit the previous day’s lantern bugs again on our way to breakfast, and were pleasantly surprised to see them still there. Enough time for a few casual shots to whet our appetite for the day. 🙂

    Harlequin flying frog (Rhacophorus pardalis) - DSC_3894
  1. Harlequin flying frog (Rhacophorus pardalis)

    Before heading out, look who landed on our plastic bag of bananas!

  2. Harlequin flying frog (Rhacophorus pardalis) - DSC_3895
  3. Harlequin flying frog (Rhacophorus pardalis)

    Looks like the little fella had a good night’s sleep.

  4. Harlequin flying frog (Rhacophorus pardalis) - DSC_3896
  5. Harlequin flying frog (Rhacophorus pardalis)

    But still sleepy…

  6. Robberfly (Asilidae) - DSC_3905
  7. Robberfly (Asilidae)

    There was also a robberfly with breakfast on our clothes lines.

  8. Harlequin flying frog (Rhacophorus pardalis) - DSC_3906
  9. Harlequin flying frog (Rhacophorus pardalis)

    We returned the tree frog to the foliage, and it woke up, changing its colours in the process!

  10. Fish hook ant (Polyrhachis sp.) - DSC_3908
  11. Fish hook ant (Polyrhachis sp.)

    Saw more fish hook ants climbing around. They hardly ever stopped, lots of patience needed to shoot these!

  12. Lantern bug (Pyrops sidereus) - DSC_3917
  13. Lantern bug (Pyrops sidereus)

    Back to visit these pretty fellas!

  14. Lantern bug (Pyrops sidereus) - DSC_3921
  15. Lantern bug (Pyrops sidereus)

    This was pretty low lying, so I could take shots of the snout.

  16. Botanical Gardens

    Breakfast was getting boring, as we had the same menu everyday. But.. food wasn’t meant to be the highlight and we quickly fed ourselves in preparation for the day ahead.

    Giant pill millipede (Sphaerotheriida?) - DSC_3924
  17. Giant pill millipede (Sphaerotheriida?)

    On the way to the botanical gardens, a huge pill millipede was spotted on the gravel. This was at least 2 inches long, over twice the size of those we see in Singapore.

  18. Giant pill millipede (Sphaerotheriida?) - DSC_3928
  19. Giant pill millipede (Sphaerotheriida?)

    Not talking to me it seems…

  20. Lantern bug (Pyrops whiteheadi) - DSC_3930
  21. Lantern bug (Pyrops whiteheadi)

    Target achieved! Found these 3 cute little blue-snout lantern bugs at knee level. Some of us could even take selfies with them! Unfortunately… they got spooked at some point and all flew away before I could take more shots. T_T

  22. Lantern bug (Pyrops whiteheadi) - DSC_3933
  23. Lantern bug (Pyrops whiteheadi)

    Not to be outdone, we found some more of them, but at a higher level. This was shot with a 200mm lens.

  24. Lantern bug (Pyrops whiteheadi) - DSC_3952b
  25. Lantern bug (Pyrops whiteheadi)

    After countless attempts, I finally found an angle with a nice background! Thanks to the rest for graciously giving me the chance to shoot first!

  26. Giant pill millipede (Sphaerotheriida?) - DSC_3964
  27. Giant pill millipede (Sphaerotheriida?)

    As we walked out, we saw another giant pill millipede. Not so exciting when seeing it for the second time. 😛

  28. Giant pill millipede (Sphaerotheriida?) - DSC_3981
  29. Giant pill millipede (Sphaerotheriida?)

    Climbed onto a stick, so we lifted it up to see how it looked like underneath. Perverts…

  30. Winged ant (Formicidae) - DSC_3983
  31. Winged ant (Formicidae)

    This fuzzy little winged was oddly not moving.

  32. Winged ant (Formicidae) - DSC_3984
  33. Winged ant (Formicidae)

    Probably just stoning, as it start scuttling around after this shot!

  34. Tiger leech (Hirudinea) - DSC_3990
  35. Tiger leech (Hirudinea)

    Saw a tiger leech busily scanning the surrounding for heat signals. Dennis was victim to one or two of them (2 punctures on his neck, like a dracula bite) on the first night.

  36. Tiger leech (Hirudinea) - DSC_3997
  37. Tiger leech (Hirudinea)

    Can you see the eyes?

  38. Tiger leech (Hirudinea) - DSC_4000
  39. Tiger leech (Hirudinea)

    This species seems much brighter than those we saw in Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.

  40. Tiger leech (Hirudinea) - DSC_4008
  41. Tiger leech (Hirudinea)

    Close up on the wiggly head.

  42. Longhorn beetle (Cleptometopus sp.) - DSC_4009
  43. Longhorn beetle (Cleptometopus sp.)

    Found a tiny longhorn beetle.

  44. Longhorn beetle (Cleptometopus sp.) - DSC_4010
  45. Longhorn beetle (Cleptometopus sp.)

    Dorsal view for identification.

  46. Mass mating crane flies (Tipulidae) - DSC_4016
  47. Mass mating crane flies (Tipulidae)

    Usually ignored, but this scene actually consists of SEVEN pairs of mating crane flies. (or more?!)

  48. Lynx spider (Hamadruas sp.) - DSC_4018
  49. Lynx spider (Hamadruas sp.)

    This lynx spider looked a little bit different from the ones we saw on the first 2 days.

  50. Lynx spider (Hamadruas sp.) - DSC_4021
  51. Lynx spider (Hamadruas sp.)

    Lateral view.

  52. Lynx spider (Hamadruas sp.) - DSC_4029
  53. Lynx spider (Hamadruas sp.)

    That pretty face. 🙂

  54. Harvestman (Opiliones) - DSC_4035
  55. Harvestman (Opiliones)

    This spiky looking harvestman was resting on a tree trunk.

  56. Harvestman (Opiliones) - DSC_4045
  57. Harvestman (Opiliones)

    On further inspection, it was actually being attacked by several mites on its legs!

  58. Feather-legged spider (Uloboridae) - DSC_4052
  59. Feather-legged spider (Uloboridae)

    Fancy looking uloborid, but still ever so small.

  60. Pill-like planthopper (Hemisphaerius sp.) - DSC_4056
  61. Pill-like planthopper (Hemisphaerius sp.)

    Looks like a tiny pill, this planthopper only let me take this shot before hopping to oblivion.

  62. Jumping spider (Salticidae) - DSC_4062
  63. Jumping spider (Salticidae)

    Several unidentified jumping spiders around.

  64. Jumping spider (Salticidae) - DSC_4070
  65. Jumping spider (Salticidae)

    No jumping spider goes off without a passport photo in my collection. =D

  66. Lizard (Agamidae) - DSC_4085
  67. Lizard (Agamidae)

    I wasn’t too keen on lizards, but this agamid was just waiting outside the garden entrance.

  68. Lizard (Agamidae) - DSC_4086
  69. Lizard (Agamidae)

    Dorsal view.

  70. Fairy longhorn moth (Nemophora sp.) - DSC_4100
  71. Fairy longhorn moth (Nemophora sp.)

    Found a beautiful cross-eyed fairy longhorn moth. We were afraid to spook it off and took quite a while to shoot it from a distance, before approaching closer.

  72. Fairy longhorn moth (Nemophora sp.) - DSC_4101
  73. Fairy longhorn moth (Nemophora sp.)

    Better view of the wings.

  74. Fairy longhorn moth (Nemophora sp.) - DSC_4105
  75. Fairy longhorn moth (Nemophora sp.)

    The eyes were following the light!

  76. Caterpillar - DSC_4133
  77. Caterpillar

    Amber found this cute little caterpillar with reindeer-like antlers.

  78. Caterpillar - DSC_4134
  79. Caterpillar

    Lateral view.

  80. Caterpillar - DSC_4145
  81. Caterpillar

    Looks really cute! But… still not gonna touch it. 🙂

  82. Giant shield bug (Tessaratomidae) - DSC_4153
  83. Giant shield bug (Tessaratomidae)

    One of the many shield bugs on the foliage.

  84. Masked hunter assassin bug (Reduvius sp.) - DSC_4166
  85. Masked hunter assassin bug (Reduvius sp.)

    Can you spot the hidden assassin? 🙂

  86. Masked hunter assassin bug (Reduvius sp.) - DSC_4176
  87. Masked hunter assassin bug (Reduvius sp.)

    Closer view reveals the antennae.

  88. Masked hunter assassin bug (Reduvius sp.) - DSC_4177
  89. Masked hunter assassin bug (Reduvius sp.)

    It lifted its head up, and we have a good view of the eyes through the debris!

  90. Masked hunter assassin bug (Reduvius sp.) - DSC_4179
  91. Masked hunter assassin bug (Reduvius sp.)

    This particular assassin bug had both debris and ant carcasses on its back. Very interesting!

  92. Bark moss mantis nymph (Haanidae) - DSC_4182
  93. Bark moss mantis nymph (Haanidae)

    This tiny bark mantis nymph was hiding on the tree trunk.

  94. Bark moss mantis nymph (Haanidae) - DSC_4185
  95. Bark moss mantis nymph (Haanidae)

    At rest, it flattens its body to conceal its outline.

  96. Bark moss mantis nymph (Haanidae) - DSC_4212
  97. Bark moss mantis nymph (Haanidae)

    Face shot!

  98. Bark moss mantis nymph (Haania sp.) - DSC_4208
  99. Bark moss mantis nymph (Haania sp.)

    Check out the camouflage!

  100. Fish hook ant (Polyrhachis ypsilon) - DSC_4188
  101. Fish hook ant (Polyrhachis ypsilon)

    The same tree had fish hook ants running up and down too!

  102. Fish hook ant (Polyrhachis ypsilon) - DSC_4190
  103. Fish hook ant (Polyrhachis ypsilon)

    No they didn’t stop, had to chase them!

  104. Planthopper (Fulgoromorpha) - DSC_4199
  105. Planthopper (Fulgoromorpha)

    Plain looking planthopper also on the tree trunk. Have not gotten down to identifying most of them yet.

  106. Planthopper (Fulgoromorpha) - DSC_4217
  107. Planthopper (Fulgoromorpha)

    Another planthopper! This was found on the bridge railing.

  108. Planthopper (Fulgoromorpha) - DSC_4220
  109. Planthopper (Fulgoromorpha)

    Anterior view.

  110. Giant shield bug (Tessaratomidae) - DSC_4224
  111. Giant shield bug (Tessaratomidae)

    Just outside the cabin, this shield bug was walking in an odd manner.

  112. Pseudoscorpion (Pseudoscorpionida) - DSC_4226
  113. Pseudoscorpion (Pseudoscorpionida)

    Turned out that a pseudoscorpion had been clinging onto its leg!

  114. Pseudoscorpion (Pseudoscorpionida) - DSC_4238
  115. Pseudoscorpion (Pseudoscorpionida)

    The pseudoscorpion clings on very tightly, hoping to hitch a ride. It probably hasn’t figured out that this shield bug was a nymph without wings…

  116. Dinner Break!

    We stopped earlier to take a break in the late afternoon, and proceeded for dinner again in Tawau town. Found that doing the trips out took over 3 hours, we could have been shooting more bugs! In any case, at night fall, we started venturing deeper into the trail after the botanical gardens, in hope of discovering more unique bugs.

    Dead leaf mantis (Deroplatys sp.) - DSC_4246
  117. Dead leaf mantis (Deroplatys sp.)

    At our cabins, more bugs appeared on our clothes lines. This dead-leaf mantis was happily chilling out in front of the rooms.

  118. Dead leaf mantis (Deroplatys sp.) - DSC_4259
  119. Dead leaf mantis (Deroplatys sp.)

    I could even try doing some back-lit shots!

  120. Dead leaf mantis (Deroplatys sp.) - DSC_4279
  121. Dead leaf mantis (Deroplatys sp.)

    Photo flipped around as it looked really comical.

  122. Dead leaf mantis (Deroplatys sp.) - DSC_4285
  123. Dead leaf mantis (Deroplatys sp.)

    Close up of its face.

  124. Moth (Lymantria sp.) - DSC_4262
  125. Moth (Lymantria sp.)

    Some moths had also visited our common area.

  126. Moth (Lymantria sp.) - DSC_4266
  127. Moth (Lymantria sp.)

    Beautiful combed antennae!

  128. Gecko (Gekkota) - DSC_4289
  129. Gecko (Gekkota)

    Small little gecko, didn’t stop long enough for more record shots.

  130. Mayfly (Ephemeroptera) - DSC_4290
  131. Mayfly (Ephemeroptera)

    Took quick shots of the cupcake mayflies at the lamp posts while we walked past. 🙂

  132. Stick insect (Phasmatodea) - DSC_4291
  133. Stick insect (Phasmatodea)

    Got bored with the stick insects, and decided to take close ups of the head instead.

  134. Moth-like planthopper (Ricaniidae) - DSC_4299
  135. Moth-like planthopper (Ricaniidae)

    At the trail entrance, this “macha” moth-like planthopper was found under a leaf.

  136. Net-winged planthopper (Nogodinidae) - DSC_4300
  137. Net-winged planthopper (Nogodinidae)

    Just a few leaves away, a planthopper had just moulted.

  138. Net-winged planthopper (Nogodinidae) - DSC_4303
  139. Net-winged planthopper (Nogodinidae)

    Better view of the wing veins.

  140. Net-winged planthopper (Nogodinidae) - DSC_4307
  141. Net-winged planthopper (Nogodinidae)

    The face!

  142. Net-winged planthopper (Nogodinidae) - DSC_4311
  143. Net-winged planthopper (Nogodinidae)

    A bit of back-lighting to highlight the transparent wings.

  144. Ant-like sac spider (Utivarachna sp.) - DSC_4314
  145. Ant-like sac spider (Utivarachna sp.)

    Seems like these trachelids were quite common.

  146. Barklouse (Psocoptera) - DSC_4317
  147. Barklouse (Psocoptera)

    There were also some barklice on the leaves.

  148. Lynx spider (Hamadruas) - DSC_4321
  149. Lynx spider (Hamadruas)

    We found this lynx spider again, but this specimen was exceptionally bright in colours, as if it had just moulted.

  150. Lynx spider (Hamadruas) - DSC_4324
  151. Lynx spider (Hamadruas)

    Lateral view.

  152. Lynx spider (Hamadruas) - DSC_4327
  153. Lynx spider (Hamadruas)

    Anterior view.

  154. Lynx spider (Hamadruas) - DSC_4331
  155. Lynx spider (Hamadruas)

    Straight-on shot. The angle was a little higher in order to get the entire “face” in focus.

  156. Unknown web - DSC_4337
  157. Unknown web

    Found this honey-comb web, not sure which spider it belonged to.

  158. Harvestman under ultraviolet (Opiliones) - DSC_4349
  159. Harvestman under ultraviolet (Opiliones)

    Found a harvestman at rest, and took the opportunity to shine ultraviolet on it!

  160. Harvestman ultraviolet animation (Opiliones) - DSC_4349_uv
  161. Harvestman ultraviolet animation (Opiliones)

    Here’s how it looked before and after shining ultraviolet.

  162. Harvestman under ultraviolet (Opiliones) - DSC_4349b
  163. Harvestman under ultraviolet (Opiliones)

    Closer view, looks so alien-like!

  164. Weevil (Curculionidae) - DSC_4362
  165. Weevil (Curculionidae)

    Amber spotted a pair of weevils almost next to each other.

  166. Weevil (Curculionidae) - DSC_4366
  167. Weevil (Curculionidae)

    The body was littered with “golden coins”.

  168. Weevil (Curculionidae) - DSC_4369
  169. Weevil (Curculionidae)

    On the other one, it had “green coins” on its body.

  170. Weevil (Curculionidae) - DSC_4376
  171. Weevil (Curculionidae)

    Lateral view.

  172. Planthopper (Fulgoromorpha) - DSC_4377
  173. Planthopper (Fulgoromorpha)

    Quite a few of these tiny planthoppers.

  174. Thread-legged assassin bug (Emesinae) - DSC_4398
  175. Thread-legged assassin bug (Emesinae)

    Found a furry looking thread-legged assassin bug! Stunning looking creature and a definite pain to focus when it decides to move all the time.

  176. Orb web spider (Eriovixia sp.) - DSC_4403
  177. Orb web spider (Eriovixia sp.)

    One of the many male Eriovixia under leaves.

  178. Orb web spider (Eriovixia sp.) - DSC_4408
  179. Orb web spider (Eriovixia sp.)

    View of the eyes.

  180. Orb web spider (Eriovixia sp.) - DSC_4411
  181. Orb web spider (Eriovixia sp.)

    Notice the tiny nose under the eyes? Guess what it is for?

  182. Huntsman spider (Heteropoda sp.) - DSC_4416
  183. Huntsman spider (Heteropoda sp.)

    Nick found a hairy Heteropoda resting up above our heads.

  184. Huntsman spider (Heteropoda sp.) - DSC_4418
  185. Huntsman spider (Heteropoda sp.)

    It decided to take a jump and scrambled around on the gravel.

  186. Huntsman spider (Heteropoda sp.) - DSC_4428
  187. Huntsman spider (Heteropoda sp.)

    Such pretty chelicerae!!

  188. Huntsman spider (Heteropoda sp.) - DSC_4431
  189. Huntsman spider (Heteropoda sp.)

    Feels like lipstick.

  190. Blue harvestman (Gagrellinae) - DSC_4452
  191. Blue harvestman (Gagrellinae)

    Amber started shooting some of the long-legged harvestmen.. and discovered that they wore a blue metallic pitted armor!

  192. Blue harvestman (Gagrellinae) - DSC_4466
  193. Blue harvestman (Gagrellinae)

    Highlighting the symmetry of this beautiful creature.

  194. Blue harvestman (Gagrellinae) - DSC_4480
  195. Blue harvestman (Gagrellinae)

    Closer shot of the pitted body.

  196. Huntsman spider (Heteropoda sp.) - DSC_4487
  197. Huntsman spider (Heteropoda sp.)

    With eye-shine, we were able to spot many huntsman spiders.

  198. Trilobite beetle larva (Platerodrilus sp.) - DSC_4489
  199. Trilobite beetle larva (Platerodrilus sp.)

    As usual, Amber was spotting trilobite beetle larvae again!

  200. Trilobite beetle larva (Platerodrilus sp.) - DSC_4491
  201. Trilobite beetle larva (Platerodrilus sp.)

    Not too active, so we could take more shots.

  202. Trilobite beetle larva (Platerodrilus sp.) - DSC_4494
  203. Trilobite beetle larva (Platerodrilus sp.)

    Very very shy, but decided to peep out once in a while.

  204. Huntsman spider (Heteropoda sp.) - DSC_4495
  205. Huntsman spider (Heteropoda sp.)

    Juvenile huntsman spider in the foliage.

  206. Minute litter spider? (Mysmenidae?) - DSC_4499
  207. Minute litter spider? (Mysmenidae?)

    Record shot of this common web. ID to be confirmed.

  208. Crab spider (Cebrenninus sp.) - DSC_4503
  209. Crab spider (Cebrenninus sp.)

    This crab spider is usually found on fallen logs or fungus.

  210. Hammerhead flatworm (Geoplanidae?) - DSC_4508
  211. Hammerhead flatworm (Geoplanidae?)

    Wrinkly looking hammerhead flatworm.

  212. Ribbon worm? (Nemertea?) - DSC_4510
  213. Ribbon worm? (Nemertea?)

    Not sure, another flatworm or ribbonworm?

  214. Lynx spider (Hamadruas sp.) - DSC_4511
  215. Lynx spider (Hamadruas sp.)

    Smaller, male lynx spider.

  216. Lynx spider (Hamadruas sp.) - DSC_4513
  217. Lynx spider (Hamadruas sp.)

    Probably a sub-male.

  218. Longhorn beetle (Trachystola granulata) - DSC_4518
  219. Longhorn beetle (Trachystola granulata)

    Longhorn beetle hiding in the foliage. It was infected by several mites on the thorax.

  220. Longhorn beetle (Trachystola granulata) - DSC_4522
  221. Longhorn beetle (Trachystola granulata)

    Dorsal view.

  222. Longhorn beetle (Trachystola granulata) - DSC_4526
  223. Longhorn beetle (Trachystola granulata)

    Face shot and wider view of the horns!

  224. Derbid planthoppers (Derbidae) - DSC_4547
  225. Derbid planthoppers (Derbidae)

    Found this pair of derbid planthoppers facing each other.

  226. Orb web spider (Araneidae) - DSC_4553
  227. Orb web spider (Araneidae)

    Small little orb web spider, probably juvenile.

  228. Planthopper (Tropiduchidae) - DSC_4559
  229. Planthopper (Tropiduchidae)

    This planthopper looked plain at first sight.

  230. Planthopper (Tropiduchidae) - DSC_4567
  231. Planthopper (Tropiduchidae)

    But it has a pretty face!

  232. Jumping spider (Thiania sp.) - DSC_4569
  233. Jumping spider (Thiania sp.)

    Most commonly known to us as the fighting spider.

  234. Jumping spider (Thiania sp.) - DSC_4577
  235. Jumping spider (Thiania sp.)

    How to fight? So cute!

  236. Thread-legged assassin bug (Emesinae) - DSC_4582
  237. Thread-legged assassin bug (Emesinae)

    Found another thread-legged assassin bug, but this one looked more mature with distinct wings.

  238. Thread-legged assassin bug (Emesinae) - DSC_4591
  239. Thread-legged assassin bug (Emesinae)

    Very shy, hiding its eyes.

  240. Planthopper (Tropiduchidae) - DSC_4602
  241. Planthopper (Tropiduchidae)

    More of the pretty faced planthopper.

  242. Derbid planthopper (Derbidae) - DSC_4612
  243. Derbid planthopper (Derbidae)

    Exceptional beauty! Tiny (less than 4mm) but a black beauty indeed.

  244. Derbid planthopper (Derbidae) - DSC_4623
  245. Derbid planthopper (Derbidae)

    Found that the red bits were not the eyes, but the antennae.

  246. Comb-footed spider (Theridiidae) - DSC_4626
  247. Comb-footed spider (Theridiidae)

    Probably a Parasteatoda.

  248. Harvestman (Opiliones) - DSC_4629
  249. Harvestman (Opiliones)

    Got inspired by the blue harvestmen and decided to shoot even those that we thought were boring-looking.

  250. Mayfly (Ephemeroptera) - DSC_4636
  251. Mayfly (Ephemeroptera)

    More cupcakes!

  252. Derbid planthopper (Derbidae) - DSC_4640
  253. Derbid planthopper (Derbidae)

    Seemed to see many variants of planthoppers around.

  254. Derbid planthopper (Derbidae) - DSC_4642
  255. Derbid planthopper (Derbidae)

    It should look cross-eyed if the antennae were not blocking the eyes!

  256. Winged ant (Crematogaster sp.) - DSC_4645
  257. Winged ant (Crematogaster sp.)

    Another dead winged ant on the lamp post… or was it the same one?

  258. Mayfly (Ephemeroptera) - DSC_4652
  259. Mayfly (Ephemeroptera)

    We found ourselves back at the lamp post chasing mayflies!

  260. Mayfly (Ephemeroptera) - DSC_4666
  261. Mayfly (Ephemeroptera)

    Some where smaller, with different colours.

  262. Mayfly (Ephemeroptera) - DSC_4680
  263. Mayfly (Ephemeroptera)

    Some were busily “praying”.

  264. Mayfly (Ephemeroptera) - DSC_4685
  265. Mayfly (Ephemeroptera)

    At certain angles, some looked cross-eyed. 😛

  266. Mayfly (Ephemeroptera) - DSC_4690
  267. Mayfly (Ephemeroptera)

    The eyes looked quite cute from the front as well.

  268. Grasshopper nymph (Caelifera) - DSC_4698
  269. Grasshopper nymph (Caelifera)

    A small little grasshopper hopped onto the lamp post, and looked surprisingly like a little toy!

  270. Mayfly (Ephemeroptera) - DSC_4701
  271. Mayfly (Ephemeroptera)

    Can’t resist shooting more cupcakes.

  272. Mayfly (Ephemeroptera) - DSC_4705
  273. Mayfly (Ephemeroptera)

    And the funny eyed ones.

  274. Caterpillar - DSC_4708
  275. Caterpillar

    Just before calling it a night, this caterpillar was left wiggling around for me to take the final shot of the night!

It was 3am by the time we stopped the shoot. Every night, our bedtime got pushed back by another hour. On our 4th night, it was 4am… look forward to posting the finds for the 4th day soon!

The complete album for this day’s findings can be viewed on Flickr.

Remember to check out the other posts for this trip from the links below! If you are interested in the smaller wildlife of Borneo with the guide of an experienced macro photographer, check out the upcoming Borneo Bootcamp. It is not to be missed!

Tawau Hills 2015: [ Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 ]




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