Leaves of the Borneo Giant Upright Elephant Ears plant

The island of Borneo, located just south of the tip of mainland Malaysia, is a natural wonderland. Most visitors come to dive or see the island’s unique wildlife, but the flora has a lot to offer too. During my stay at Sepiilok Nature Resort in the Malaysian State of Sabah, I spent one afternoon exploring the boardwalks that border the lake and marshes around the resort. One of my finds were enormous leaves of this Borneo Giant Elephant Ear that stood taller than me. They rippled in the sunlight like waves on a green ocean. I was mesmerized.

Interested in learning more about the exotic island of Borneo? Read about my visit to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, and my day trip to the Kinabatangan River to see proboscis monkeys in the wild.