Collared Kingfisher
Flight sequence

Collared Kingfisher diving out of the water, after a quick afternoon dip in the Kinabatangan River, Borneo.

Pig-tailed Macaque
Baby hugs siblings

These Pig-tailed macaque babies are a serious contender for "Cutie of the Year" in the Primate Kingdom. Don't you agree?

Long-tailed Macaque
Mother and child sequence

A sequence shot of a Long-tailed Macaque mother and a newborn child crossing the river using ropes.

Nikon D500 10fps
Crested-Serpent Eagle flight sequence by C.S.Ling

This crested serpent eagle was being harassed by a crow, not sure what was the reason. But it definitely helped shorten my wait for the eagle to fly.

Pig-tailed Macaque
Drinking water upside down

Grand Prize Winner of Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice Award 2012 | Exhibited at Smithsonian Natural History Museum, USA in 2013 & 2015

The Four Seasons
Waterfall at Jiu Zhai Gou

This photo of Pearl Shoal Falls in Jiu Zhai Gou showcases the “The Four Seasons - the red and yellow foliage of autumn, snow-capped mountains of winter, evergreen pines of spring and cooling waters of summer."

Borneo Pygmy Elephant
Herd Encounter

Finally, at around 5pm, we trekked into a secluded part of the jungle with a small stream... and waited. Then suddenly, a baby pygmy elephant appeared... and then 15min later the whole herd, about 20+ individuals appeared and walked into the stream, heading towards the 2 of us at eye level.

Silver Langur

What a bright orange furball of cuteness overload!

Snow Monkeys
Babies hug to keep warm

I love the way their golden fur was lit by the sun.

Japanese Red Fox
in snow blizzard

Japanese Red Fox running across the road, during a snow blizzard to seek shelter in the forest.

Endangered Orangutans
Mother and Babies

The natural maternal instinct of Simona shines in this photo, even though she herself is an orphan and never really knew her mother's love.

Pig-tailed Macaque
Young siblings

The keen curiosity of these adorable macaque juveniles was captured.

Little Spiderhunter
Feeding on nectar

I had a really fun time photographing this Little Spiderhunter at the ginger plant next to the place I was staying at.

Blue-eared Kingfisher

This photo was taken in low-light situation during sunset, on the river, at ISO 6400.

Monitor Lizard
Bitten by mosquitoes

If you look closely, you can clearly see the blood-sucking mosquitoes all around the poor monitor lizard. Not to mention, these are the same mosquitoes that bitten me too!

Long-tailed Macaque
Scratching its head

The buzzing little flies were really bugging the hell out of this poor Long-tailed Macaque youngster. It looks like it was going to pull all its' hairs out!

Long-tailed Macaque
Mother and baby

A precious newborn Long-tailed Macaque baby, resting on the tree with its mother.

Borneo Pygmy Elephant
Close-up, Swimming in river

According to the Guinness World Of Records, the Borneo Pygmy Elephants are the smallest species of Elephants in the world.

Rhinoceros Hornbill
Birds of Prey Singapore

It was almost as if the hornbill knew we were photographing him, as he proudly shows off it's beautiful bright orange casque, which kinda reminds me of the prehistoric hadrosaurids.

Pacific Swallow

Unlike Swifts that hunt while flying, swallows perch and wait and then chase after individual prey and perform aerial acrobatics to catch them.

Nikon D500
C.S.Ling On Assignment

C.S.Ling photographing the amazing wildlife of Borneo on with the new Nikon D500; Nikon's flagship DX-format digital SLR camera announced worldwide on 6th Jan 2016.

Toque Macaque
at Dambulla Cave Temple

A Toque Macaque looking high and mighty on the Dambulla rock.

Borneo Pygmy Elephant
Mother and Child

Borneo Pygmy Elephants are endangered and endemic to North-East Borneo only.

Spotted Owlet
In the Tree

An adorable Spotted Owlet staring down at the camera.

Chimpanzee Mother & Child
In the rain




Baby Funny Antics


Chimpanzee Juvenile’s
Funny Antics

Chimpanzee Funny Antics at Singapore Zoo by C.S.Ling

feeding on a fig tree

Proboscis Monkey
Nursing her child

Proboscis monkeys are endangered and endemic to the jungles of Borneo, never straying far from the island’s rivers, coastal mangroves, and swamps.

Crested-Serpent Eagle
Shaking its feathers

Crested-Serpent Eagle shaking its feathers during a sunning and preening session.

Silver Leaf Monkey
Mother & Child

You may think most newborn monkeys would blend in with their mothers. However, with Silver Leaf Monkey it is quite the opposite: their babies are a lovely bright orange! :)

Crested-Serpent Eagle
Flying against blue sky

As its English name suggests, it is a specialist reptile eater which hunts over forests for snakes and lizards.

Hamadryas Baboon
Alpha Male


playing peek-a-boo


Oriental Pied Hornbill
Flying against blue sky

Oriental Pied Hornbill flying against the clear blue sky at Kinabatangan River, Borneo.

Oriental Pied Hornbill
Caught a prey

Oriental Pied Hornbill showing off its prey proudly for a few moments, before it toss the lizard a few times in the air and swallow it whole.

Black Howler Monkeys
Mother and Child


Maroon Langur
Mother & Child

One of the most elusive primates I've ever photographed. Spent 2 days tracking them and finally capturing this rare and intimate photo of mother and child Maroon Langur.

Grey-headed Fish Eagle
Birds of Singapore

This Grey-headed fish eagle photo was taken at Singapore Botanic Garden, a great place for photographing Birds of Singapore.

Malabar Pied Hornbill
tossing prey in the air

This picture is a Finalist of the Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition 2016 and exhibited at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco in July 2016.

Great Egret
Perched on a tree

The elegant Great Egret resting peacefully on a tree.

White-tailed Sea Eagle
Caught a fish

White-tailed Sea Eagle with it's prized catch, flying through the snow blizzard in Hokkaido, Japan.

Steller’s Sea Eagle
Silhouette during sunrise

One of the world’s most magnificent bird of prey, the Steller’s Sea-Eagle is the largest of all sea-eagles, and the heaviest known eagle.

Steller’s Sea Eagles
Landing between White-tailed Sea Eagles

And now the Steller’s Sea Eagle takes the Number 1 spot on the winner’s podium!!! grin emoticon *applause*

Japanese Red Squirrel
Munching an acorn

Snow Monkeys
Being Hilarious

I can't keep a straight face looking at this picture. This always makes me laugh without fail! :D

Snow Monkeys
Mother & Child Hug

A very protective Snow Monkey mother embraced its mischievous child to protect it from the winter chill.

Snow Monkeys
Mother & Child in Onsen

A heart-warming photo of a Snow Monkey mother and child waiting out the heavy snow blizzard; while soaking in a natural hot sprint (onsen).

Snow Monkeys
Group Hug

This is the biggest group hug I've ever photographed! :)

Fall In Love
Gingko Leaves in Autumn

Autumn = Fall, Heart = Love

Saltwater Crocodile
Lurking in the river

Saltwater crocodiles are by far the most dangerous animals in Borneo, with 40 people been attacked on Borneo island over the past decade.

Blue-eared Kingfisher
Perched on tree branch

I love how the beak of the Blue-eared Kingfisher is pointing in the general direction of how the twig bends, creating a nice leading line.

Plain Pygmy Squirrel
On tree bark

The Plain Pygmy Squirrel is one of the smallest, fastest and cutest squirrel in the world, measuring from head to tail, 13 inch and weighing in at 15-20g.

Hiding in the trees

As the world's largest arboreal mammal, Orangutans spend most of their lives in trees, eating, climbing and sleeping.

Ray of Light
Shuzheng Lake Clusters, Jiu Zhai Gou

The ray of light adds to the magical feeling of the Shuzheng lake and waterfalls.

Orangutan Orphan
Adorable Miko

Miko is a bright and healthy orangutan who likes to play and make friends with everyone! :)

Borneo Pygmy Elephant
Family in forest

Really glad that I have captured this lovely family portrait as it is unusual to see the father in the herd together with mother and child.

Borneo Pygmy Elephant
Greeting each other

What a heart-warming greeting between two Borneo Pygmy Elephants! :)

Japanese Red Fox

This is a very sleepy fox indeed. It yawned more than a dozen times during the 10-15 minutes that I was photographing it.

Orangutans Orphans
Little Ben

Ben was born in BOSF Nyaru Menteng, but sadly he was rejected by his mother. With no alternative, the care-takers (or surrogate mothers) have raised Ben lovingly by hand.

Endangered Orangutans
Mother and Child

Another success story; this orangutan orphan grew up and successfully raised her own baby in the protected semi-wild island.

Face Off
Smooth-coated Otter & Monitor Lizard

Is it a friend or foe?

Black-naped Terns
Family perched on rock in the sea

A limited edition print of this photo was gifted to The Duke of Edinburgh by Singapore's President Mr. Tony Tan, on his historic state visit to UK in 2014.

Borneo Pygmy Elephant
Juvenile in the forest

Borneo Pygmy Elephants are being increasingly threatened by loss of habitat.

Borneo Pygmy Elephant
Play-fight in river

Nothing beats a cool dip and a fun fight on a very hot and sunny day.

Borneo River
Blue Sky Reflections

It was a gorgeous (and sweltering hot) blue sky day out on the Kinabatangan River.

Proboscis Monkey
Mother and child jump from tree to tree

The baby clings tightly onto its mother while learning her skill through observation.

Wild Boar
Hiding in the forest

Whooper Swans
in Winter Landscape

A group of Whooper Swans on the largest frozen crater lake in Japan, Lake Kussharo.

Whooper Swan Juvenile
Close-up in Winter

Close-up shot of a sleeping Whooper Swan juvenile at Lake Kussharo, a beautiful caldera lake in Akan National Park.

Red-Crowned Cranes
Courtship dance ritual

The endangered Red-crowned Cranes adults usually pair for life and these bonds are reinforced in a mesmerising synchronised courtship dance.

Ural Owlet
Sleeping in tree bark

An Ural owlet taking a nap during the day. It takes about a month before the it will be ready to leave the nest.

Red-Crowned Cranes
Flying past the rising moon

The endangered Red-Crowned Cranes flying towards their roosting site during sunset. The moon had risen, creating a beautiful background as the sun was setting and casting a warm glow on the crane's body.

Steller’s Sea Eagles
On ice

During the harsh winter in Siberia, Russia, the eagles fly south to overwinter in Hokkaido, Japan where they find food, mainly fish.

Steller’s Sea Eagle
Walks on ice

Steller's Sea Eagle may be majestic and powerful in the skies but when on land(ice), it walks awkwardly.

Javan Langur
Mother and Child


Hokkaido Pony
With snow on nose

Hokkaido Ponies, are known as the Dosanko, an ancient breed of pony found on the island of Hokkaido.

Intermediate Egrets Flight
V Formation

The V flight formation reduces the drag force that each bird experiences compared to if it were flying alone.

White-bellied Sea Eagle
Flight sequence

This sequence was shot with Nikon D4S & 500mm + 1.4x TC on a continuous high burst mode, capturing action shots of the eagle within a split second.

Plain Pygmy Squirrel
On tree bark

The Plain Pygmy Squirrel is one of the smallest, fastest and cutest squirrel in the world, measuring from head to tail, 13 inch and weighing in at 15-20g.

Orangutan Orphan
Sweet Nila

Nila (pictured here when she was 2 year-old), hugging her favourite blanket.

Orangutan Orphans
In wheelbarrow

What could be cuter than having not 1 but 4 young orangutans in a wheelbarrow! :D

Orangutan Orphan
The Great Hercules

Endangered Orangutan
Baby hiding behind Mother

A little baby Orangutan hiding behind her mother on the protected semi-wild island taken care of by BOSF.

White Tiger


White Tiger


White Tiger


Water Monitor Lizard
Hiding behind a tree

The Malayan Water Monitor is one of the world's largest lizard, growing up to 10 feet long.

Torque Macaque
Newborn Baby

Long-tailed Macaque
Mother & Baby Bond

It is amazing to see the baby macaque waving at me and to be able to capture the details of its hand so clearly.

Sri Lankan Elephant
Baby chasing egrets

The young Sri Lankan elephant baby had barely learnt to walk, yet it was chasing down egrets! :D

Giant Panda Cubs
Sleeping soundly

After a day of play-fighting, there's only one natural response from the tired panda cubs...

Five-colored Pond
Jiu Zhai Gou, China

Five-colored Pond is the soul of lakes in Jiuzhaigou Valley because it's amazingly rich colours.

Snow Monkeys
Mother & Child at Onsen

A lovely Mother and Child Snow Monkeys are bonding by the onsen while in the background, Snow Monkeys are creating a scene fighting for territory.

Steller’s Sea Eagle
On Iceberg

Winter Wonderland
Hokkaido, Japan

It's a beautiful winter wonderland in Hokkaido Japan.

Whooper Swans
Flight Formation X

A pair of Whooper Swans flying in to the largest frozen caldera lake in Japan, Lake Kussharo.

Whooper Swans
Greet and Kiss

A Whooper Swan couple showing affection towards each other with a greet and kiss.

Whooper Swans
Juveniles landing on ice

The seemingly unskilled landings of these young ones made me laugh as one almost crashed onto another. Thankfully, both of them managed to land safely without causing an airway traffic jam as other swans are preparing to land after them.

Snow-capped Pine Trees
Jigokudani, Japan

It was a two kilometers trek through a forest of red pine and Japanese larch until arriving at Jigokudani, also known as Hell's Valley, where the Snow Monkeys are.

Japanese Marten
Snow on nose

Martens are weasel-like animals but much larger and more powerfully built.

Oriental Darter
Caught a live prawn from river

Oriental Darter are endangered on the island of Borneo.

Brahminy Kite
Flying with prey

Brahminy Kite flying against the clear blue sky, with a rodent in its claws. It's lunch time for this predator!

Black and Red Broadbill
on tree branch

Broadbills are one of my favourite bird species.

Raptor Fight
White-tailed Eagle and Black Kite

White-tailed Sea Eagle and the Black Kite fighting it out for the prized fish.

Red-crowned Crane

Red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis) (丹顶鹤) are also known as Japanese Cranes, Manchurian Crane or Fairy Crane (仙鹤).

Green-crested Lizard
In camouflage

"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises." Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Baby Orangutan
In the Zoo

A mischievous baby orangutan in the open enclosure of Singapore Zoo.

Proboscis Monkey
Silhouette at sunset

The strange unique physical features of the Proboscis Monkey is showcased in this silhouette image - the iconic big nose, huge belly and long tail.

Proboscis Monkey
Awkward Family Photo

This is probably the most awkward family photo I've ever photographed.

Proboscis Monkeys
Family crossing river

These "rope bridges" are made from recycled firehose from Japan and installed by Borneo Conservation Trust

Flying Lemur

Colugos are also called flying lemur. However, there are not closely related to the true lemur, which are found in Madagascar.

Black-and-red Broadbill
Nest flight sequence

Five Flower Lake
Jiu Zhai Gou, China

The lake is generally turquoise in color but the color varies in different sections, changing from yellow to green then to blue.

Long-tailed Macaque

Red Junglefowl
Singapore Endangered Wildlife

The Red Junglefowl is listed as Endangered in the Singapore Red Data Book.

Grey Heron
In the Rain

Sunrise at Farm
in New Zealand