Photographer's Note

Meet Anuar, the 'man of the jungle'- literally translated from 'orang utan' in Malay. He is a 5 year-old 'gentleman' from Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, at the outskirt of Kuching city. This is a rehabilitation forest reserve for the 'Orang utan'.

During this visit to this centre, we were lucky enough to meet this shy primate during the feeding time. Most of the other 'orang utans' are rehabilitated well enough not to return for feeding - usually at 11 am and 3 pm everyday. This shy 'man of the jungle' would slowly and cautiously descend to a platform full of tropical fruits and grab them using one of his hands and feet. He took the food high up on the tree to eat.. he used his other hand and feet to hang on to the tree branches while he do so.. it's just amazing to see him doing his 'stunts'.

Shot with 80-200mm lense without tripod, so imagine the shaking and aching arm after many shots (only a few are keepers!) Minimal sharpening with PS.

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