First we went to a local school and played games, played soccer and did some artworks with the students of this school.
Later that day, we went to watch a traditional dance performed by the girls that we had met earlier.
The Alas river runs all through this rainforest where Sumatran tigers, rhinos, and elephants roam free.
On the way back from rafting we saw this – did you know that over 150 acres of rain forest are destroyed every minute of the day?
The day after rafting we all took a hike in the rainforest and spent the night there.
Here are some orangutans we saw on our walk to the campus.
Cup Fungi only grow in hot and wet climates and may grow on wood and trees.
Sulphurous steam rising from a natural hot spring. You have to be careful – some places here can burn you.
Photos captured by Elke Cruden
2 thoughts on “Our Trip to Sumatra”
What fine photographs, Elke! And a nice, concise description of Earthbound experiences. Thank you.
What a wonderful pictorial collections of things you have seen and done! Great pictures. Makes me jealous but I have seen a lot so enjoy seeing it again!