21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bornean Orangutan

Borneo is a photographer's paradise I really enjoyed shooting in this beautiful part of the world. But it was equally challenging as reaching a few spots in Borneo is too difficult. Especially this image was taken with lot of risk as I was in middle of water and there was a high chance of crocodile in that river however I was happy with the end result of a mature male orangutans having large flappy cheek-pads, known as flanges, a throat sac used to make loud verbalizations called long calls. Once they reach maturity, they spend most of their time about 90% of their time alone. I was lucky enough to get this fully grown or matured Orangutan giving me the best pose possible.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Borneo, Indonesia
Camera: NIKON D850