East Java: Baluran in View | Baluran Dalam Pandangan Mata

Here you go! Wildlife and more landscape pictures in Baluran National Park.

Keep maximised my X10 performance although without any telephoto lens. Honestly before go to Baluran, I want to rent DSLR camera and appropriate tele-lens but I changed my mind in the last minute (not worthed for $20 per-day and I only use it for only one day but have to pay it for 3 days :\).

Definitely need a camera with tele-lenses camera in the future. I chose X10 since I was working with bats before so I will need a very good macro-lens and documentation purposes. I also hate bulky camera. But as you know, there is good price for good camera. Thinking of buying Micro Four Thirds/Mirrorless Cameras but oh well *piping dream.

Hope you guys enjoy pictures! :)

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East Java: Baluran NOT Africa Van Java | Baluran BUKAN Africa di Jawa

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Many people say Baluran National Park is an Africa van Java. I would say it’s wrong! Baluran is Baluran with its uniqueness.  This post starts a new chapter with my East Java adventure. Baluran National Park located near Banyuwangi Seaport and perfect place to visit just before crossing Bali. We can see the savanna and evergreen forest with a very cheap entry ticket (Rp 2,500,-). We found many wildlife still roaming free day-and-night especially the birds and mammals such as Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus), Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), Banteng (Bos Javanicus), Green Junglefowl (Gallus varius), Javan Lutung (Trachypithecus auratus),  Crab-eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis), and Asian leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis).

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