Not only is Borneo one of the few places in the world to see orangutans in the wild, it’s also fantastic for seeing endangered Sun Bears, proboscis monkeys, pygmy elephants, and monitor lizards, among other wild species. I saw them all and more in the Malaysian State of Sabah, on the island of Borneo, and managed to capture video of them all, despite having to shoot from a rocking boat some of the time.

Learn more about the work of the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

Learn more about the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre

Learn more about the Proboscis Monkeys that live along the Kinabatangan River