This is a photographic record of a trip to Chek Jawa Wetlands on Pulau Ubin, an island to the north-east of Singapore. Many thanks to JF, who was both host and natural history guide.
A Walking Goby/Bearded Mudskipper flicks its body out of the water with its tail to attract a female, followed shortly by…
This large jellyfish (approx. 40cm bell) was washed up on the landward side of the boardwalk.
As the boardwalk wends its way into the mangroves…
The large palms with the near-vertical leaves are Attap Palm/Nipah Palm (Nypa fruticans). The leaves are used to construct roofs and the seeds are used in the local dessert “ice kachang”.
A family of long-tailed macaques moves in to harvest and feed on coconuts.
The Chek Jawa Visitor Centre was built in the 1930s by chief surveyor Langdon Williams as a holiday retreat and designated a Conservation Building in 2003. Restoration work was completed in 2006.
A short path from the house leads to a jetty that extends over seagrass beds. Large shoals of tiny fish can occasionally be seen (and heard) bursting out of the water to escape predators.
The last images before leaving the island:
Date: 13 December 2009
Camera: Pentax K100D Super
Lens 1: Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED
Lens 2: Pentax DA 16-45mm F4.0 ED
Ambient light only.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.