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Sun Bear on a tree branch between leaves at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre Sepilok in Sabah, Borneo

George Chan

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  • Malaysia

George has been a photographer and cameraman for more than 30 years and was a Producer and Director at the BBC Natural History Unit.

He worked on David Attenborough’s State of the Planet, the BBC’s most comprehensive series about conservation. He also worked on the first series of Planet Earth travelling to the Amazon and the Arctic.

George made an episode of the BBC’s Wild China and is an expert on the nature of Asia. He has a PhD in Evolutionary biology and a degree in Zoology from Oxford University.

His career highlights include visiting Easter Island with Sir David Attenborough, finding a mummy in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, seeing the world’s largest butterflies in New Guinea and filming Tibetan Antelope in Central Tibet.

Orangutan, Borneo
Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia

Malaysia – Borneo wildlife photography in the Danum Valley

We are currently offering a £250 discount on this Malaysian Borneo Group Tour. Sell price was £4,495*, now £4,245.
*Please note the above price has had the reduction applied. Contact one of our team for full itinerary details. 
This tour to Malaysian Borneo is perfectly suited for those that have a genuine interest in conservation issues at the grass-root level, and a love of the rainforest, wildlife, and photography. Accompanied throughout by wildlife photographer George Chan. 

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Danum Valley, Malaysia
In search of Malaysia’s wildlife
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