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U Tin Maung Ohn and the Monkey

The rhesus monkey (Maca mulatta) at Mile 7 basecamp (see Macaque) checks out the zipper on the pocket of U Tin Maung Ohn's jacket. U Tin Maung Ohn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Botany at the University of Yangon, and during the rattan survey (see Hukaung Valley Rattan Survey) he did general collecting, helped with the specimen pressing and drying, and was a key member of the right side of the transect crew. Really nice man. 


Packing Up

Love the elephant shots. If I remember correctly, this is from Mile 7 basecamp (see Mile 7 Camp), and the mahouts are packing up our stuff so that we can start the 7 mile hike back to Shimbweyeng (see Tea Break). [NOTE: No one was really ready to start walking out of this beautiful, rattan-filled place]. 


View from Mile 7 Basecamp

I took this shot looking down from the bridge toward the river (and the communal bathing spot) during a pre-breakfast, early morning stroll along the Ledo Road in northern Myanmar. We collected a lot of rattans in this beautiful piece of forest (see Hukaung Valley Rattan Survey). [NOTE: The palms visible along the left bank of the river are all rattans (Calamus)].