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Great Ape

By SteveMoulding  
Did you know, Orangutans are the world's largest tree dwellers?
They are found in Indonesia and Malaysia and are on the endangered species list. The main threat to the Orangutan is habitat loss due to the logging of primary forest for agricultural land and, in particular, the unsustainable palm oil industry.
Monkey World is home to Europe's only Orangutan creche and is part of the European Breeding Program for this species. With a highly sucessful creche in operation they will continue to breed Orangutan's as well as offering a home to any orphans that are born in Europe.
Let's hope the Orangutan's survive man's plundering of their forests.
Thanks for all your C&C's on my pic's they are all very much appreciated.

Steve.

Tags: Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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Comments


12 Oct 2009 10:44AM
Quality image, nice one
Chris

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gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 10:44AM
A beautifully captured, expressive portrait - very well done.
Carol
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
12 Oct 2009 10:44AM
excellent close up Steve. Sad truth but with great survival hope in Europe. Illegal forest activities are world wide.
Dennis
paulett 7 19 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 10:48AM
superb portrait love the expression !

paula
12 Oct 2009 10:48AM
Great image, love his expression.
Sylvia
Thanatos 9 6
12 Oct 2009 10:54AM
My favourite primate, caught in a pensive mood, good photo
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
12 Oct 2009 10:56AM
Stunning! Worthy of any professional photographer.

Ann
12 Oct 2009 11:01AM
Fantastic shot - great work !

Chris
SashaB 7 Northern Ireland
12 Oct 2009 11:01AM
What a great portrait - brilliant expression. Well caught.
Frances
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
12 Oct 2009 11:04AM
A truly stunning portrait.

Ken
ChazB 11 64 3 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 11:04AM
An excellent composition with such wonderful detail and expression.
Charlotte
12 Oct 2009 11:23AM

Quote:Superb portrait love the expression !

paula


I agree. a really great shot.
peter
mudge Plus
14 258 75 England
12 Oct 2009 11:23AM
Great expression
colmar 9 42 35 Scotland
12 Oct 2009 11:26AM
Superb capture ... taken so well thanks for sharing the image and the info. Colin
12 Oct 2009 11:26AM
stunning capture well done
12 Oct 2009 12:18PM
Stunning close up shot.
Dave
12 Oct 2009 12:28PM
A very nice portrait Steve.

Jack.
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
12 Oct 2009 12:33PM
A lovely image - they have such gentle expressions and you have captured this very well.
Joan.
martinjp 7 2 3 England
12 Oct 2009 12:48PM
super image and write up Steve,,, Martin.
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 1:41PM
amazing detail wonderful colour this is simply stunning steve Wink
andy
redshank 7 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 1:54PM
Fabulous detailed image Steve.
Martin
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
12 Oct 2009 1:56PM
Yes, lets hope and pray that these beautiful animals survive. You look into their eyes and see such gentleness, love and wonder. A beautiful presentation and wonderfully informative write up. God bless, Patti
12 Oct 2009 2:45PM
Excellent portrait
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
12 Oct 2009 3:20PM
A fantastic portrait.
Bob
tim g 13 13 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 3:35PM
A terrific capture.

Tim
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3555 Canada
12 Oct 2009 4:57PM
Great expression, - loaded a couple of mods with a little more contrast, and eyes sharpened.


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iancam 8 23 England
12 Oct 2009 5:46PM
What an interesting face, wonderful capture Steve.
Ian
12 Oct 2009 6:41PM
Fantastic image, Steve, very well captured.
Roy
Roly 9 Wales
12 Oct 2009 7:36PM
A fantastic portrait and interesting write up.
hary60 7 2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 7:44PM
Cracking image Steve he looks how I feel at the moment
Harry
glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
12 Oct 2009 8:05PM
Good eye contact Steve.

Robert
shandoor 7 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 8:05PM
A superb image with wonderful detail a super compo and es I feel the same right now lol very well done here
Alexa
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
12 Oct 2009 8:10PM
Great study of this fabulous animal and nice write up.
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 8:11PM
there is so much sadness in the eyes of this intelligent animal - a great capture of one of our lovely and so endangered animals.

Linda
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 8:11PM
interesting information and great portrait.

regards
Yung
Dave_Holdham 7 4 1 Wales
12 Oct 2009 8:28PM
Superb image, very well captured and presented
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
12 Oct 2009 9:22PM
This is a fantastic shot and I get to be No 50. - gary
TerryMcK 8 71 2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 11:43PM
A splendid portrait, Steve. Finely detailed & well-presented.
Terry
DaveCole 9 152 Wales
12 Oct 2009 11:59PM
Fantastic shot,plus great info too..
Dave
Thushari 7 1 Sri Lanka
13 Oct 2009 3:48AM
Excellent portrait Steve. love the expression.
Thushari
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2009 3:32PM
Fantastic portrait Steve. Brian
Mikelane 9 1 Wales
13 Oct 2009 3:58PM
excellent image ,what detail ,superb
Mike
VidB 8 11 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2009 6:58PM
Great portrait, nice detail and love the expression it make's you wonder what they are thinking, well captured
Dave
Ray42 8 3 England
13 Oct 2009 7:07PM

Quote:An excellent composition with such wonderful detail and expression.
Charlotte


I agree - very nice portrait Steve. I like the 2nd mod too
EamonnM 8 1 1 Ireland
13 Oct 2009 10:40PM
Great capture Steve, the eyes say it all.
EamonnM
Richsr 9 91 223 England
14 Oct 2009 8:46AM
Love the expression you have captured - good portrait work.
Regards Richard.
Sampics 7 6 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2009 5:22PM
Excellent close-up steve, well done
Sam.

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