The World Is Going Upside Down
The name orangutan means "man of the forest" in the Malay language. There are 3 varieties of Orangutan, the one in this picture is Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus). Adult male orangutans can weigh up to 200 pounds. Flanged males have prominent cheek pads called flanges and a throat sac used to make loud verbalizations called long calls. They mainly feast on wild fruits like lychees, mangosteens, and figs, and slurp water from holes in trees. The loss of their habitat is a big threat to their existence.
Borneo is a photographers paradise I really enjoyed shooting them in untouched part of the world. But it was equally challenging as reaching few spots in Borneo as it is difficult and complicated too.
Author: My name is Thomas Vijayan, I am basically an Architect hailing from Kerala, India also known as God’s Own Country, was brought up in Bangalore and later moved to Canada, where I am now settled with my family. I have travelled all round the world for photography which is my passion but not my profession.
The big cats have always been my favorite. To me there is nothing called "perfection" in any photography, every click to me is an experience and the more I click I feel I have learned something new from it, and I give more importance to quality pictures than quantity. I love nature and I can never be bored by staying in nature for long, photography to me is a combination of my love for nature, travel, practice, patience, passion, care, friends and gear; more than anything else, its a blessings of the creator to be able to witness the special moments in nature. My love for photography has made me a Brand Ambassador of the most renounced brand Nikon from 2015 until now for Middle East & Africa.
With my little experience I can say we can learn a lot, when we spend time with the nature and start seeing the life cycle of the tangible living things which belongs to this beautiful world, it can also help us become a better person, who would then understand the necessity of respecting nature and maintaining the stability of our eco-system. For the same realization I would like to use this passion to bring the beauty of nature to the common man so that they can start loving and respecting the Mother Nature and stop exploiting it.