Postcards from Borneo: The Boat Trip Upriver

Continuing the National Geographic blog series we first posted about last week, Russell Laman (Dr. Cheryl Knott and husband Tim Laman”s son) has written a blog about the long boat trip he and his family take to reach Cabang Panti, GPOP”s research station in the heart of Gunung Palung National Park. Spoiler alert: it definitely wasn’t a cruise ship experience! Traveling into the rainforest to research wild orangutans can be grueling and exhausting, but the rewards definitely make up for it. Read Russell’s post here, and stay tuned for the next one!


Gunung Palung sits amid the rice fields of Sedahan village, West Kalimantan- Photo copyright: Tim Laman