1994 Photo Contest, Nature, Singles, 2nd prize

Frans Lanting

National Geographic

01 January, 1993

A juvenile orangutan at one of the two rehabilitation centers in the Malaysian part of Borneo. The Borneo rain forest home to this orangutan, is destroyed at an alarming rate in order to produce timber. The centers prepare this endangered species, which spends most of its time in the treetops, for a return to its natural habitat.

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Frans Lanting

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