Orangutan Photos: Wildlife Photography in Borneo & Sumatra

Of all the wildlife photography trips I’ve experienced, the orangutans of Borneo and Sumatra were among the most incredible.

It was the first time I had ever seen one of the great ape species outside of a zoo, just the experience of trekking in the Borneo and Sumatran jungles was amazing. When we finally saw our first orangutan, the feeling of being in the presence of these animals was pretty overwhelming – the way they interact with each other, the powerful grace of their movements through the trees, and the way their somewhat sad eyes observe you.

This photo gallery includes some of my favorite shots from Tanjung Puting and Camp Leakey in Central Kalimantan, Borneo, as well as a trip to the Gunung Leuser National Park in Sumatra. Park Rangers have named several of the animals, and these photos include the iconic ‘Tom’ (a sometimes terrifying alpha male) and ‘Tutu’, the sad-eyed mother with her baby.

All of these photos are also available as prints from my online print shop – click here now for pricing / sizing options.

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Of all the wildlife photography trips I’ve experienced, the orangutans of Borneo and Sumatra were among the most incredible. It was the first time I had ever seen one of the great ape species outside of a zoo, just the experience of trekking in the Borneo and Sumatran jungles was ...READ MORE

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Hi, my name is Tommy - thanks for visiting my site today. I've spent the past ten years capturing stories from around the world with my camera. I'm inspired by the ocean, working with creative people, and sharing what I've learned along the way. If you enjoyed this article and love travel / photography you should sign up for my free newsletter. If you need creative for your upcoming project, click here to learn how I can help you. If you want to learn how to share your own story in pictures / video, you can join my online photography course. If you'd like to connect with me, please say hi on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube. If you're curious how / why I made the switch to being a full-time photographer, just click here.

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June 27, 2018