Namibia 2018 – Wildlife

17 months in the planning and hundreds of hours and emails later, I took a group of 5 keen photographers around Namibia.  Although it was primarily a landscape tour, there was plenty of wildlife too.  Here is a selection of my favourite wildlife photos. First of all, one of the highlights of my trip – … More Namibia 2018 – Wildlife

Freedom

Words can’t sum up what an amazing experience it was to volunteer at Sepilok Orangutan Centre for 8 weeks with these fabulous apes. Whenever I do a wildlife volunteering experience I always research it very carefully to try to ensure it’s an ethical one, and I’ve occasionally been disappointed to discover that it’s not quite … More Freedom

Sepilok Orang Utan Centre – Volunteer Duties – Outdoor Nursery

The ‘outdoor’ nursery is the area where the four to seven year old OrangUtans live, play, and start venturing out into the forest on their own. Working there meant that our day started with filling a couple of baskets with bananas, papayas, oranges, watermelon, guava, carrots, green beans, sweet potato and sugar cane, and taking … More Sepilok Orang Utan Centre – Volunteer Duties – Outdoor Nursery

Sepilok Orang Utan Centre – Volunteer Duties – Indoor Nursery

The twelve volunteers are split up into three groups of four, and each group spends 6 days doing the same duties before having a day off, then changing to something different.  On my first and fourth working weeks I was assigned to the ‘indoor nursery’.  The word ‘indoor’ actually only means that the public don’t … More Sepilok Orang Utan Centre – Volunteer Duties – Indoor Nursery