Probably the cutest character in all of Borneo’s jungles, the sun bear is the smallest and least studied bear species in the world. Alex joins sun bear scientists Dr Miriam Kunde and Dr Wong Siew Te on the annual health check of a resident bear at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Special thanks to: Yayasan Sime Darby, Danau … Read More
Despite being commonly referred to as pygmy, Bornean elephants are the largest land animal on the island. To maintain their massive size, elephants have a massive appetite to match. Alex joins elephant expert Syasya Jee as she attempts to track down one hungry elephant in particular. Special thanks to: Yayasan Sime Darby, Danau Girang Field Centre, Sabah Wildlife Department, … Read More
Named after their gigantic beaks, hornbills are some of the most recognisable birds in all of Borneo. Alex takes to the tree tops with DGFC climbing expert Koko and helps HUTAN install a new hornbill home high up in the forest canopy. Special thanks to: Yayasan Sime Darby, Danau Girang Field Centre, Sabah Wildlife Department, Sabah Tourism Board, Bornean … Read More
These armour plated ant eaters might look tought, but the demand for their scale for use in traditional medicine has made the peculiar pangolin the world’s most trafficked mammal. Alex joins pangolin expert Elisa Panjang to see first hand, the importance of education and scientific research in the fight to protect the pangolin. Special thanks to: Yayasan Sime Darby, Danau … Read More
Like a gremlin from the underworld the demonic looking tarsier is surely one of the oddest creatures in the whole animal kingdom. Alex accompanies expert primatologist Dr. Danica Stark as they search for this creature of the night by the light of the moon. Special thanks to: Yayasan Sime Darby, Danau Girang Field Centre, Sabah Wildlife Department, Sabah Tourism Board, … Read More
Despite Borneo being home to up to 21 different primate species, there is one that stands head, nose and shoulders above the rest… the famous proboscis monkey. Alex joins primatologist Maz on a mission to spot the world’s weirdest looking monkey. Special thanks to: Yayasan Sime Darby, Danau Girang Field Centre, Sabah Wildlife Department, Sabah Tourism Board, Bornean Sun … Read More
Crocodile Caller… an expedition to Oé-Cusse in Timor-Leste. An integral part of Timorese folklore, saltwater crocodiles inhabit the island of Timor-Leste in their thousands. Some indigenous elders on the island still revere and communicate with these aquatic beasts, they are known as the croc callers.
Diving into the Unknown… a scuba diving expedition to Oé-Cusse in Timor-Leste. Heading west into the least explored part of one of the least explored provinces in one of the least explored countries in Asia, Bertie and the … from Below team are on an expedition to find out what it takes to dive where no divers have dived before.
Watch to the end for an epic sperm whale encounter in Timor-Leste! Once feared by sailors on the high seas, sperm whales hold a special place in human history. However despite being the largest predator on the planet these ocean giants are greatly misunderstood. Bertie ventures into the waters off Dili, Timor-Leste to try and encounter a real life Moby … Read More
Blue whales, sperm whales, orcas, dolphins and more this narrow channel is most definitely a whale and dolphin superhighway! Between Atauro and Dili lies the Ombai Wetar strait, one of the least known and most important migratory routes for cetaceans worldwide. With superpods of dolphins, pilot whales, sperm whales, blue whales and more, this has got to be the best … Read More
These are the mermaids of Timor-Leste, known locally as the Wawata Topu (women divers). In a small village in the back of beyond a team of ladies are challenging stereotypes. Taking to the ocean to collect clams, shells and to spear reef fish, Bertie goes to learn more about the Wawata Topu (women divers), the mermaids of Timor-Leste.
Is this the most biodiverse coral reef on Earth? Scuba diving Atauro island. A team of biodiversity boffins from Conservation International recently concluded that the coral reefs surrounding Atauro Island may be the richest of anywhere in the world. To put this theory to the test Bertie goes on a mission to photograph all the resident reef fish.
Amazing encounter with a dugong whilst diving in Dili – shot in 4K. Straight out from the country’s capital, Dili, it’s possible to dive with one of the most charismatic and rarest animals found in the ocean – the dugong. But simply stumbling across a sea cow in a large stretch of ocean is not easy! Bertie heads to dive … Read More
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