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Tepito
Horses in the Sea
WHEN IN VEGAS
Orang-outan in Sumatra 01
Woman at the Door
Low water level revealing stumps in lake.
Monks at play
Wagon Bonfire
Redwood Blue Jay
Summer
JE SUIS PARTI
An orangutan races up a tree and in two minutes builds a comfortable bed from branches and leaves
Brass Band
Canvas
Sailing Across the Blue Sea
A herd of cows and their sheperds are crossing the Bagan temple plain before sunset
dragongly eyes
A herd of cows and their sheperds are crossing the Bagan temple plain before sunset
Cardinal in tree
Love by the Sea
All You Can Drink
Mother and Daughter from above
The orangutan begins to stir as she is settled on a bed of leaves in the cage on the pick-up truck 02
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
An orangutan races up a tree and in two minutes builds a comfortable bed from branches and leaves

Suddenly, the orangutan races up a tree and in two minutes builds a comfortable bed from branches and leaves. As he settles in for a nap, he casts a glance at us wondering why we’re so interested. In the northern part of Sumatra, Indonesia approximately, 5,000 to 6,000 orangutans live in the 9,500 km2 jungle of Gunung Leuser National Park. Bukit Lawang Sanctuary, a biosphere reserve recognized by UNESCO, is one of two remaining areas where orangutans, apes with characteristically long arms and reddish brown fur, still call home. The other is in Borneo. The word orang means human in Indonesian. We share 97% of our genetic heritage with this endangered species.

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© Alain Schroeder.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2017
Total Views: 16
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2018, 11:39 p.m.
Focal Length: 200mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: ISO1600
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PHOTO LOCATION Bukit Lawang, Indonesia