Face to Face, Indonesia, 2017 2698791HC

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  • In Prints: Print
  • Subject Type: Signed

A male Indonesian orangutan peers from behind a tree while crossing a river in Borneo, Indonesia.

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Face to Face: Hors d' commerce

Jayaprakash Bojan

"I was in Tanjung Putting National Park, Indonesia looking to photograph wild orangutans for a book project. One morning, I was taking to a local ranger and he mentioned he had seen a male orangutan crossing the Sekoyner River about 50 miles away a few months ago. We went there hoping to see this male and after waiting for 3 days he finally showed up and crossed the river.

It was a special natural history moment for me. Deforestation of these beautiful rainforest for palm oil farms has had a huge negative impact on these red apes; they hate water and there is no reason for them to venture into a crocodile infested water. I am not a scientist, but to me it looks like they are doing their best to adapt to the changing landscape of these once pristine rain forests."

Publication History:

Grand Prize and First Place Wildlife, 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year

National Geographic magazine, September 2018, p. 150

Remembering Great Apes, Remembering Wildlife: 2018

Additional Information:

Location: Tanjung Putting National Park, Indonesia

Capture Date: 2017

Medium: Chromogenic Print

Edition: 10

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