Face to Face, Indonesia, 2017

I was in Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia looking to photograph wild orangutans for a book project, One morning I was taking to a local ranger and he mentioned he had seen a Male Orangutan crossing the river in another stretch of the river 50 miles away a few months ago. We went there hoping to see this male and after waiting for 3 days he finally showed up and crossed the river.

It was a special natural history moment for me. Deforestation of these beautiful rainforest for palm oil farms has had a huge negative impact on these red apes, They hate water and there is no reason for them to venture into a crocodile infested waters.I am not a scientist but to me it looks like they are doing their best to adapt to the changing landscape of these once pristine rainforests.

Location: Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia
Photograph Date: 2017
Medium: Chromogenic Print
Edition: 200
Available Sizes: 70cm 100cm 150cm 200cm

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About the Photographer

Jayaprakash Bojan​

Jayaprakash Bojan is an award winning nature Photographer, After 18 years with the corporate world he decided to quit and pursue his passion for nature photography and travel, He recently won the Grand prize title as the National geographic Nature photographer of the year 2017 and the Singapore wildlife photographer of the year 2017, Highly honoured at the Natures best Asia awards. He has been published by Natgeo, BBC and several international magazines.

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