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Riding the Bono - On the crest

Perched right up on the crest, we estimate that we're about 4 metres higher than the water-level of the river infront. Left and right on the distant banks of the Kampar, we can see logs and trees being tossed-up into the air as the wave rips along.

 

....On our way back up-river after a month of surveys in the jungle, we encourage our boat driver to cut up behind the biggest bono of the year (a local name for this massive tidal bore on the Kampar river, Sumatra, Indonesia).

 

We spend an enjoyable but tense hour sitting on top of the crest, as it travels slowly up the Kampar, marvelling at nature's awesome power.

 

Serapung forest concession - High Conservation Value Forest and Tiger status assessments in January 2005, by Sumatran Tiger Conservation Program.

 

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Taken on January 13, 2005