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Of Clouds and Rocks

Angsana Bintan Beach
Angsana Bintan Beach

I love taking photos whenever we get the chance to visit the seaside. On our last trip to Bintan we were fortunate to be able to stay at a resort which had its own private beach.

Another photo of the same beach in the morning.
Another photo of the same beach in the morning.

It was really nice to have a morning stroll along the beach listening to the waves hitting the shoreline while feeling  the sand in between my toes. It was a pity that we didn’t have any beach playset with us or else the kids would have been able to build sandcastles.

The rocks at the far end of the beach
The rocks at the far end of the beach

It is interesting to see so many different types of rocks littering the coast line.  They range from the extremely huge to the tiny pebble. I really wonder how they were created and how long they have been existing at this beach.

Zooming in on the waves
Zooming in on the waves

I tried to capture the waves in action and it wasn’t easy as they were quite “mild” as it was low tide when I was at the beach. I love how the waves create ripples as they crash on the bumpy rock surfaces at the beach.

Do you like visiting the beach too?

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Monitor Lizards and Turtles

Small Monitor Lizard
Small Monitor Lizard

While on holidays in Bintan two weeks back we spotted some Monitor Lizards during our nature walk around the hotel premise.  I went on a guided nature tour with R as part of our weekend getaway package we had at Angsana Bintan Resort & Spa at Bintan Island, Indonesia.  It has been a while since we last went for a walk around and it felt nice being out in nature.

Another shot of the same small Monitor Lizard
Another shot of the same small Monitor Lizard

I had to zoom in all the way to get a clear shot of this reptile.  I didn’t dare go too close as I was afraid that it would scamper away and disappear into the pond if it detected our presence.

A larger Monitor Lizard we spotted at the end of our walk
A larger Monitor Lizard we spotted at the end of our walk

I wanted to get a better shot of this reptile but it hurried off before I could get closer.

The resorts attempt at conservation- breeding sea turtles
The resorts attempt at conservation- breeding sea turtles

As part of our walk we were taken to the Turtle hatchery they had at the resort and saw two different endangered species which they were trying to preserve. – The Green Turtle and the Hawksbill Turtle.

Green Turtles

Green Turtles

Hawksbill Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle

It was feeding time at the conservation lab and these hatchlings  were enjoying their lunch.

It was really great to see that the hotel was so into preserving these endangered species and doing it’s part in their conservation.

What animals/insects have you seen
around lately?

 

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