Wildlife photographer of the year finals
One of my photos has been selected for the finals of the wildlife photographer of the year 2010 competition in the One Earth award category. The image is of a Sumatran orangutan in the quarantine centre near Medan, N Sumatra. I was trying to capture the difference in the eyes of a wild and captured orangutan. This adult male Sumatran orangutan looks depressed (and probably is) as it’s a terrible sight seeing one in cage. However there is hope for this orangutan as the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP) have managed to re-release many of the orangutans that end up in the quarantine centre back to the wild.