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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
King Louie

Seeing orangutans was high on our bucket list so we traveled to Bukit Lawang in Sumatra, Indonesia and hired a guide to take us into the jungle. A few hours into the trek, and after having seen a few of these mighty creatures from far away, our guide got a message that a big male had been spotted close by...

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Bukit Lawang, Indonesia
Camera: PENTAX 645Z
Copyright: © Joris Hermans
Awards
Photo of the Day: 08.08.18
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