Photo of the Day 5 July 2008

Giant Squirrel, Borneo, Indonesia, 1997
Photograph by Tim Laman
A giant squirrel surveys the surrounding rain forest from a tree limb in Borneo’s Gunung Palung National Park. Borneo, the world’s third largest island, boasts some of the last areas of pristine rain forest in the world. However, deforestation from illegal logging within the park threatens the survival of this unique ecosystem.