Jewels of the Jungle: Birds-of-Paradise

“It’s difficult not to be enchanted by the birds-of-paradise. They’re some of the most extraordinary birds in the world,” commented Ch’ien Lee, accomplished biologist and professional photographer. With 42 unique species, ranging in size from the King Bird-of-paradise at 5.9 inches tall to the Curl-crested Manucode at 17 inches, the diversity in their extravagant plumage […]

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Art by Humans, Art by Nature

For those looking to spend the summer immersed in beauty, Penang should be at the top of the list. Thanks to its 130 million year old rainforest and 5,000 years of human civilization, the island has a wealth of both natural and man-made art. In fact, the whole month of August is devoted to it. […]

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