Sunday, 14 April 2013

"M" is for Malaysia's Magnificent Mammals, Monkeys, Malamutes and Many More!

I love animals and Malaysia has some incredibly wonderful (and often endangered) ones. Photography is another passion of mine; I often try to marry photography and writing but, when it comes to animals, I confess I am more into the photos than the words, preferring silence and simple awe in their m-m-m-magnificent presence.

Here are a few of the animal photos I've taken in Malaysia. A book of my photography--animal and otherwise--along with some poetry can be read here in its entirety.

The Orang Utan

The Kuala Lumpur butterfly park is amazing...

...and so is the bird park!

"Moaz" came to visit from the US and loved the
Silver Leaf Monkeys
of Bukit Melawati...

And so did big brother Omer
   Yes, it's a hornbill! 
 Love the cheeky babies...a lot. And the moms will share them.

...and the heart-shaped face!
Silver leaf monkeys are born bright orange, and change
colour with age.

An elephant at Kuala Gandah Sanctuary

Tiger, tiger...sadly, endangered tiger.

"Malamutes" qualify for wild beasties in Malaysia, too (Solo thinks).
 He prefers a swimming pool.

Rogue gets her feet wet in the South China sea.


  1. Love your portrait of a hornbill! :) And I read through your poems and pictures on Yes, it's sad that many of our wonderful animals are being threatened. Wonderful post!

  2. What beautiful photographs! Those silver leaf monkeys are just delightful, aren't they? I'd love to visit the butterfly and bird parks.

  3. Dear Cynthia,
    Thank you so much for the beautiful pics and introduction to the wildlife of Malaysia. I really enjoyed it. When I went to Brazil a few years ago, I had the opportunity to see a bit of the wildlife there, among those animals, I also visited a butterfly sanctuary. It was beautiful. Best regards to you. Ruby

  4. how cool is this? I hope to do the The Orang Utan as my o

  5. What beautiful pictures. I love that butterfly. I would love to learn more about photography, but just haven't gotten around to it yet.

  6. I missed this post yesterday! What gorgeous photos. Have you seen She lives in Indonesia and posts gorgeous photos as well. She's one of the AtoZ bloggers.

    Hope you are doing well. Looking forward to your next post(s)!


  7. Hello, Cynthia! These animals are gorgeous. I especially love the vivid colors of the butterflies and birds!

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

  8. Great pictures! I'm so glad to find your blog. New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge and I look forward to visiting again.


  9. Loved all the M photographs :)
    Bhavya fellow participant at the AtoZ Challenge blogging at Just Another Blog

  10. Stopped in the other day to check for updates, and I thought I left a comment on this beautiful post! Looks like I did not -- I hope you are doing well. Thanks for these beautiful photos. I love seeing what it's like where you live.


  11. Great photographs. Love the hornbill :)

  12. I loved all the photos! Those are some brave boys with the monkeys. I was in Singapore and was terrified of coming across wild monkeys when I took a hike through the nature reserve. I've heard they can be so violent. The ones in Thailand seemed much more approachable though, maybe because they were smaller.

    Have fun with a-z.

  13. That butterfly is gorgeous Cynthia!
    -Maurice Mitchell
    The Geek Twins | Film Sketchr