Borneo (and a quick stop in Singapore) 2018 - 2katibahs
Mother and Baby Orangutan Building Nest #1, Evening, Sepilok

Mother and Baby Orangutan Building Nest #1, Evening, Sepilok

This photo is probably from the most memorable moment on our trip. From a canopy walkway in Sepilok we watched a female orangutan build her nightly nest in the treetops while her youngster played--and sometimes disrupted the nest--nearby. The growing darkness and distance from the subject made the photography challenging, and none of my images are as sharp as I would like, but the images all depict a magical moment that none of us will forget. It was an incredible privilege to watch, and somehow getting a great photo seemed secondary to the experience of just being there.

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