Borneo Bugs

hi folks ! the somewhat promise of semi-regular and live updates of my trip to Borneo written about on the previous post didn’t pan out so i’ll start here little by little.
its hard to decide what subject to choose when just about everything on the trip was new, exotic and equally superbe on all levels, so, on a whim here’s some really trippy-beautiful bugs that where all around us at the Mannis-Mannis ‘RoofTop of Borneo’ lodge in Crocker Range National Park on the island of Sabah. i always miss TLC when i can’t log on so, it’s good to be back. anyhow…

i hope you likem’ big !

borneo bug 8 m.fauvet:tlc 2014
borneo bug 6 m.fauvet:tlc 2014

this one had a thing for ‘Smooth‘ Naveen’s tats.borneo bug 5 m.fauvet:tlc 2014
borneo bug 2 m.fauvet:tlc 2014

borneo bug 4 m.fauvet:tlc 2014

borneo bug 14 m.fauvet:tlc 2014

Sabah bug 1 m.fauvet:tlc 2014

it’s like tripping 24/7 !borneo bug 15 m.fauvet:tlc 2014
approximately 35cm span.borneo bug M.fauvet:tlc 2014fur detail: was as soft as it looks.borneo bug 10 m.fauvet:tlc 2014
accessories for scale.borneo bug 12 m.fauvet:tlc 2014
25 cm minimum span width.
borneo bug 3 m.fauvet:tlc 2014
borneo bug 16 m.fauvet:tlc 2014

this one likes creamer with its coffee.borneo bug 13 m.fauvet:tlc 2014

toilet paper dispenser stalker.borneo bug 7 m.fauvet:tlc 2014

interestingly enough, being in a jungle and all, with all its reputations of swarms of blood-sucking critters i didn’t get bit a single time by a mosquito. however, this lovely wasp decided to land on the back of my neck while i was peeing at the lodge.
not knowing what it was, i absentmindedly brushed off the ‘whatever‘ and as they always seem to do when panicked, left its long and pointy dard under my teeshirt collar. a little Neosporin took off the edge.

borneo wasp m.fauvet:tlc 2014

coming up next (as soon as jet-lagging completely wears off… ) are tons more photos of new friends, fly casting hot-shots, some first-time fish, several product reviews, the promised contest and who knows what else. in the meantime, enjoy !