17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

Wild orangutang in Gunung Leuser NP. The most solitary of the great apes, orangutans face a critical extinction risk as their forest habitats are quickly being destroyed and lost to industrial farming. The possibility is now very real as numbers dwindle with some forecasts pointing to a final extinction before 2040. Sumatra, Indonesia

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Indonesia
Camera: ILCE-7M3
Copyright: © Eduardo Teixeira de Sousa