In less than two hours, you can fly from the bustle of Jakarta to the fringe of Sebangau in Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, world-famous for its orangutans. Stephanie Brookes takes an exotic river journey.


Borneo belongs to three countries: Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. The largest portion is Indonesia’s, known as Kalimantan. The name is derived from the Sanskrit word Kalamanthana, meaning ‘burning weather island’, describing her hot and humid tropical climate.


Kelotok Sunset on the Sekonyer River - Colours Indonesia

Tanjung Puting in Pictures

Tanjung Puting in Pictures
  • Portrait of a Mother and Baby Orangutan - Colours Indonesia
    Portrait of a Mother and Baby Orangutan
    For many visitors to Camp Leakey, the first glimpse of one of the resident orangutans is Tutu, the eldest matriarch. As she is one of the most photographed of all the orangutans of Tanjung Puting, I was looking for a moment that would capture the quiet dignity of this incredible animal.


Tommy Schultz

Tommy Schultz is a travel and adventure photographer who has been based in Asia since 2004. His photography and writing have been published by National Geographic, Patagonia, The Surfer’s Journal, The North Face, The World  Wildlife Fund, Delta Airlines, Korean Airlines and Garuda Indonesia, and he recently made his television debut as  a judge on the History Channel’s Photo Face Off show. Based in Bali for much of the year, Tommy is inspired by the  beauty and diversity of the archipelago, exploring the world’s best surf spots and dive destinations with his camera.