Nature Through the Lens

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Andrew JK Tan / Mentorgraphy

 

About Andrew JK Tan, photographer

“I am a very serious hobbyist and also a freelance photographer. I have been involved in photography for over 30 years now. I especially love shooting nature, sports, wildlife, landscapes, travel, portraiture and macro photography. In 2012 I founded a photography group called MENTORGRAPHIANS as a means of “giving back” to the photographic community by mentoring passionate and budding photographers.”

 

SUNSET AT GILI LAWA ISLAND, KOMODO

Komodo Island may be famous for its dragons, but nearby Gili Lawa Island (the main entrance to Komodo National Park) is an uninhabited island that’s famous for its sunsets. You can trek to the top to get great views of the island.

 

GUILIN, CHINA

Guilin is known for its dramatic landscape of limestone karst hills. Fishermen ply these waters, using trained cormorants as a traditional fishing method – they’ve been doing this since 960AD.

 

BROMO, INDONESIA

An active volcano, Bromo sits within the massive Tengger caldera surrounded by a sea of sand. Sunrise yields an ethereal landscape, when its smoky crater and ridged cones are bathed in an orange glow.

 

SELJALANDSFOSS, ICELAND

This powerful waterfall cascades into a pretty meadow, but is best known for the walking path that runs behind the curtain of water from where you can enjoy a unique viewpoint.

 

PROBOSCIS MONKEYS, BORNEO

Endemic to the island of Borneo, the leaf-eating proboscis monkey is identified by its large nose. The male monkeys are much larger and heavier than females, and infants are born with black fur and a vivid blue face.

 

MASHATU GAME RESERVE, BOTSWANA

 

The Game Reserve is a privately-owned wilderness of savannah, riverine forests, marshland, open plains and sandstone cliffs. In addition to cheetahs, the park is also home to zebra, giraffe, eland, impala, steenbok and the breeding herds of elephants.

 

GRUBUG CAVE, JOGJAKARTA, INDONESIA

The Gunung Kidul region is characterised by limestone hills and vast swathes of karst structures, including Jomblang Cave and Grubug Cave. Both are connected by a 300m corridor adorned with crystal stones, stalactites and stalagmites.

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