Proboscis Monkey Picture of the Week

Picture of Proboscis Monkey
Proboscis Monkey is my picture of the week showcasing various portrait shots taken with a Nikon 55-300mm lens. These unique monkeys also known as the 'Dutch Monkey' or Monyet Belanda in Malay - can only be found in the island of Borneo and no where else in the world.

I was visiting Labuk Bay in Sandakan, Sabah Borneo in October 2010 when I chanced upon a rare opportunity to photograph them up close. The Proboscis Monkeys (Nasalis larvatus) at Labuk Bay are in a controlled environment set up to protect and care for these special primates.

Check Wikipedia for more information on the Proboscis Monkeys from Borneo. Below are a series of pictures taken during my trip there.

Photo of Proboscis Monkey
Proboscis monkey scratching his face

Proboscis Monkey Photograph
Side profile of a juvenile proboscis monkey
 
Close Up Proboscis Monkey
Eating a cucumber

Photography of Proboscis Monkey
Side profile with eyes closed and semi smile

A mood shot

Monyet Belanda
In the sun showing the crown

Big Nose Monkey
Proboscis Monkey smiling - my favourite shot

If you like this series of photographs, please do leave a comment here and thank you very much. You can see more pictures of Proboscis Monkeys in my Facebook or you can also add me as friend on my Malaysia Asia Facebook page. 

If you are headed to Sandakan in Sabah, you may also want to check my other article on 10 Things to do in Sandakan Sabah.

This is my first time attempting to do portrait shots on wildlife and I was fortunate enough to experiment on the Proboscis Monkey on this trip to Labuk Bay in Sandakan, Sabah. 

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