Today the great orange ape of Asia is found only in a few remote reserves. Tanjung Puting in Indonesian Borneo plays refuge to these gentle, intelligent beasts, a chance to swing back from the brink.
Surin is home to the Surin Elephant Round-up, which takes place during the end of November each year. The festival is a multi-day event, starting with the "Elephant Buffet" or Elephant breakfast on the first day, and then is followed by elaborate battle re-enactments the following day.
Labuan Bajo and the Komodo area of Indonesia is a micro-version of a trip to Jurassic Park. Getting a huge dragon to come onto the beach for a photographical essay was a major, integral part of my adventure.