After watching a programme about the plight of the Slow Loris in Java on BBC2 last night, image 026 is of a male Bornean Slow Loris I was lucky enough to see and photograph in a rehabilitation centre in Borneo.  Although protected by law, Slow Loris are cruelly being taken from the wild to be sold as pets in markets in the exotic pet trade.  The ‘cuteness’ of these animals is unfortunately linked to how popular they are as pets and therefore growing supply and demand of these creatures is playing a role with their rapid demise in the wild.  The Natural World programme with Dr Anna Nekaris can be seen again on BBC iPlayer here.
Unlike the Slow Loris in Java this fortunate individual will be released back into the wild.

More images of this species can be found on my agency website here: ALAMY

Bornean Slow loris, Nycticebus menagensis, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia, April, 2010.

Canon 1d MkIV with Canon 17-40mm f/4.0 lens.

Picture 001/365

After having a really nice break off over Christmas and New Year im now fully charged and ready to go. One of my projects is to post 365 images throughout 2012. These could be images I have photographed on that day, or some of my favourites from the past. 
To kick start it all off, heres an image of a Blue-eared Kingfisher from Borneo.  Not that I’m wanting to be in a warmer or less windy climate.  😉

Blue-eared Kingfisher, Alcedo meninting, Borneo, Malaysia.
Canon 1D mk4 with Canon 500mm f/4.0 L IS lens and Canon 550EX speedlite.