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The beautiful aftermath of a winter storm.
Planes dipping for water to fight forest fire.
Local Boys Backflip Into the Sunset
Tug of war on a bridge
Orang-outan in Sumatra 02
Daily life in Rural india
Let me create
Nature Confronts Infrastructure
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
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Orang-outan in Sumatra 01

Indonesia, Sumatra island, Bukit Lawang, Orang-outan in Sumatra 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.

TAGS: Indonesia

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© Alain Schroeder.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2017
Total Views: 26
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2018, 11:46 p.m.
Focal Length: 141.3mm
Shutter Speed: 1/450
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO1600
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PHOTO LOCATION Bukit Lawang, Indonesia