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    While looking for wild orang-utans in Tanjung putting national park, Indonesia, we witnessed this amazing sight of this huge male crossing a river despite the fact there were crocodiles in the river. Rapid palm oil farming has depleted their habitat and when pushed to the edge these intelligent creatures have learnt to adapt to the changing landscape, This is proof considering orang-utans hate water and never venture into a river. I got into the 5 feet deep river to get this perspective.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 12
    Lighting 10
    Creativity 9
    Story 22

    I love Your Shot photographer Luca Zanardi's comment: "From the first moment I saw this photograph I had a contradictory feeling. At first, I was struck by the look of the animal and the beauty of the image. Then after looking at it for a few minutes, I saw, and this is my personal interpretation, the primitive gaze of a certain part of humanity that shyly hides behind the natural environment... which is disappearing because of us!"

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Aug 24, 2017
    Date Uploaded: Sep 12, 2017
    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    Focal Length: 220 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec
    Aperture: f/5
    ISO: 1250
    Copyright: © Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan
    Categories: Animals, Nature
    Contests: 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year