West Bali National Park (Taman Nasional Bali Barat) is a ferry ride away from Labuan Lalang. We left our rental car there at the mercy of the long-tailed macaques, and boarded the boat.



We stayed at the Nusa Bay resort within the National Park. It was quite spendy for us, but we really wanted to see some of the wildlife there. The first night, there was only one other guest. The second night, we were the only ones there (except the staff). It felt like our own private jungle. The staff were very friendly, they were hoping that we would sign up for “activities.” But we just wanted to snorkel and walk around.

Unfortunately, our hiking range was limited. Still, we got to see the wild deer (javan rusa in Indonesian or menjangan in Balinese), some long-tailed macaques, and the ebony langur.





Budding nature photographer

During this whole trip, V has been diligently clicking away with her own camera (an old Nikon Coolpix we got a a garage sale a few years ago). We thought this would be a great time to show off some of her pics.



See the bird on the deer’s head?




Ebony langur troop.



Just hanging out.

Thank you to V for sharing her pictures. We enjoyed our two nights, then it was time to go.




5 Replies to “West Bali National Park

  1. That certainly looks like a very beautiful and interesting place, so nice for you all to enjoy it without lots of other tourists.
    The new cameras are so liberating for the young ones just learning….back in the day you handed in the whole roll and it was developed and printed so you had to be really selective. Now you can take hundreds of pics and critiqe and edit them and view them and discuss the results with someone to help and guide you before you make a selection to print or save…..hours of fun and learning.
    Congratulations V on your first lovely photos.

  2. I know, right?! I remember getting back rolls of film where only one or two pictures turned out okay. As a kid, there was too big a gap between taking the picture and getting the print. With digital cameras, kids get more of an immediate feedback and they can adjust accordingly.

  3. I love your pictures V, keep up the good work! The national park looks stunning, well worth the extra money spent. Miss you guys 😘

    1. We miss you guys too! I wish we could keep you company while Carl’s working, but it seems like you have dockmates to hang out with, so all’s good.

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