Apr 11 2015

Crazy 4 hours in Kaeng Krachan

Malayan Sun Bear in Kaeng Krachan

Luck is an important factor when wildlife watching. Some species are so elusive that a chance on an encounter is virtually zero. But how could it happen that we saw two such species in just 4 hours? Did our luck just exceed the million-dollar-lottery-winning luck? Maybe we should play more lotteries… The first week of …

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Mar 12 2015

Leopard in Kaeng Krachan National Park

Saturday 07 March 2015, late afternoon, we started the drive down from Panoen Thung camp to the Ban Krang camp ground where we were spending the nights while wildlife watching in Kaeng Krachan national park with two biologists from the Netherlands. We had spend the day hiking in the …

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Feb 28 2015

Herping in Kaeng Krachan national park

It’s been raining pythons lately. We even managed to spot 3 large Reticulated Pythons in just 24 hours. While following a dry river bed during our herping trip in Kaeng Krachan national park we came across a 5 metre giant snake that was getting ready to shed its …

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Dec 30 2014

New Year in Pangsida national park

Reticulated Python, Python reticulatus

The week around New Year many Thais flock to the national parks for day visits, or often even overnight camping. It’s the scenery and the cool winter weather that attracts them, not specifically the wildlife. Probably the most popular destination is Khao Yai national park, which gets so crowded in this time of year that …

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Dec 25 2014

It’s getting cold in Khao Yai

On our last few Khao Yai national park tours the weather felt un-Thai   😉. Especially the night drives were cold! The thermometer at the visitor centre showed 16 degrees Celsius. That might not sound that cold to most Westerners, but when sitting in the trunk of a …

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