I was taking photos of orangutans 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 his head to protect himself 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 human keep destroying tropical rainforest, Orangutans’ natural habitat.
Location: Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Photograph Date: 2014
Medium: Chromogenic Print
Available Sizes: 70cm, 100cm, 150cm and 200cm