20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Orangutan’s Hand

The Sumatran orangutan, found only in Sumatra, Indonesia, are intelligent, graceful, and Critically Endangered. Here, a female’s humanesque hand is in focus, displaying her opposable thumb and long, slender fingers which aid her arboreal lifestyle.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Indonesia
Camera: ILCE-1
Copyright: © Kevin Benckendorf