Nature Art Lab

NatureArt Lab offers participants the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and immerse themselves in art inspired by nature. Select a series of courses to suit your interests, and consider developing your foundation skills through a better understanding of colour theory, drawing skills or use of water-based mediums such as watercolour or gouache. Our team of experienced tutors will support your creative learning journey with expert instruction and guidance in a fully equipped art-science space.

Nature Art and Photography in Borneo 1- 12 May 2020




This exclusive, custom-designed tour by NatureArt Lab and Adventure Alternative Borneo (AAB) from 1 - 12 May 2020 is for nature photographers and naturalists to experience one of the region's best wildlife destinations: Sabah in Malaysian Borneo.

Internationally renowned for its animal and plant attractions, Sabah is justifiably famous for its Orang-utans, Proboscis Monkeys, Pygmy Elephants and dozens of other mammal species; amazing birdlife including 10 species of giant hornbill, nine species of pitta (truly the jewels of the rainforest) and the amazing Bristlehead. Sabah’s unique vegetation features pitcher plants, giant Rafflesia flowers and sprays of ferns and colourful orchids sprouting from towering rainforest trees. Insect life is prolific and includes the spectacular Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing among hundreds of other butterfly species; the giant Moon Moth and thousands of fascinating beetles, praying mantids and katydids.

Our tour will focus on four of Sabah’s best wildlife-viewing areas. We will take you to the World Heritage Site of spectacular Mount Kinabalu, the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sun Bear Conservation Centre and Rainforest Discovery Centre, plus the mighty Kinabatangan River to see orangutan and proboscis monkeys in the wild, and the Ramsar Wetlands Reserves at Tabin - an unspoilt wildlife destination with an astonishing diversity of plant and animal species. Whether it’s botany, entomology, birds or mammals this tour will provide a spectacular program for photography inspired by nature. Itineraries are available on request at: 

Sabah has excellent infrastructure and accommodation, and is well set up to cater for wildlife tourism. English is widely spoken, the food is excellent and the wildlife superlative. Accommodation will be in comfortable high-end lodges on a twin share basis, transport in air-conditioned vehicles between destinations and in four-wheel drives where necessary; and on safe river craft at certain points.

Photographers will have opportunities for photo editing and mini-workshops throughout the tour, with support from experienced nature photographer and scientist Damien Esquerre. Partners and accompanying friends will be equally catered for throughout the trip.

Participants may also have the opportunity to provide a local community contribution during the visit program - details to be confirmed.

The tour price ~$6,400.00 AUD includes all meals, quality  accommodation, in-country transport and professional guides. Final price may vary slightly depending on the number of participants. A maximum of 13 places are available. Experience the wildlife trip of a lifetime!

Flights can be arranged through Jamison Travel, our nominated travel agent. Prices may be around $1,000 return depending on airlines.  

Deposits of $1,400.00 are due by early November; final payments by 20 March. 

Limited single supplements available by application only - through 

Full details including terms and conditions are available separately.

Insurance is required by all participants.

NatureArt Lab will host an information session for participants prior to departure.


Image: Mount Kinabalu National Park - Photography by Julia Landford


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