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.
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