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Orangutan in the Rain 2682712AP

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  • In Prints: Print
  • Subject Type: Signed
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An orangutan takes cover from the rain with a taro leaf.

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Orangutan in the Rain: Artist Proof

Andrew Suryono

I was taking photos of orangutans at a zoo in Bali, Indonesia, when it started to rain. Just before I put my camera away, I saw this orangutan take a taro leaf and put it on top on her head to protect herself from the rain! I immediately used my DSLR and telephoto lens to preserve this spontaneous magic moment. Having a similarity of 97% in DNA sequence with humans, it's no wonder an orangutan can exhibit such a behavior. Ironically, now Orangutans are facing extinction as a species because humans keep destroying tropical rain forest, Orangutans' natural habitat.

Publication History:

"Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary" National Geographic traveling photography exhibition

National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary, National Geographic Books, 2015

2015 National Geographic Photo Contest – Honorable Mention, Nature

National GeographicHidden Earth (Special Issue), October 2016

LOCATION: Bali, Indonesia

CAPTURE DATE: 2014

MEDIUM: Chromogenic Print

EDITION: 10

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