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Orangutan Mom and Baby


Posted by dianarebman on Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:17 pm

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Today is World Orangutan Day!  A wonderful time to remember this critically endangered species and hope that we can work together to save them!
This was taken in Tanjung Puting National Park, Borneo during the height of the devastating 2015 fires.  

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by david fletcher on Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:53 pm
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lovely image to honour them Diana.
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:28 pm
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It always makes me smile to see these infants cling on to mother as she climbs among the high trees, but for how much longer as humans destroy their natural habitat to make way for money making palm oil plantations...... not to mention what happens to the Orangutans that get in their way. A very sad state of affairs - but a lovely image, Diana.

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by Ron Day on Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:48 pm
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I think this photograph is fantastic. And the opposite poses are brilliant. Congratulations on making this wonderful image.
 

by dianarebman on Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:43 pm
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Thanks to each of you for your comments. This is one of my personal favorite images!
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:04 pm
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How beautiful! And poignant-you really bring home the reminder of their endangered state, looking at the infant and hoping it survives. A lovely tribute.
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