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This is Kiani, one of the Orangutan ladies from Melbourne Zoo.

This image won a Silver at the Australian Professional Photography Awards.

Part of the Orangutan Collection

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animals, monkey, zoo, primate, captive, orangutan, ape, nature

Comments

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 5 years ago

    Amazing shot :)

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 5 years ago

    She is beautiful! You have done her justice! Great shot!

  • AngelPhotozzz
    AngelPhotozzzover 5 years ago

    Wow beautiful portrait great light!!!!!

  • Majikat
    Majikatover 5 years ago

    outstanding :)

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtover 5 years ago

    She is gorgeous! Great capture…the light is beautiful! :]

  • Steve Bullock
    Steve Bullockover 5 years ago

    Wow.. Im heading there soon, looks like you can get nice and close! Unlike Taronga, never even see the big guy out there..

  • The Orangutan enclosure at Melbourne is excellent and you will see them generally without fail. It is harder to see the male (Santan) but lately he has been sitting up there. Their enclosure is ‘shared’ rotation with the Siamangs who are also very entertaining anyway.
    It can get pretty dark sometimes in there though and you will get the glare of the window on sunny days, so depends on the light :)
    Good luck.

    – Natalie Manuel

  • Jan Fijolek
    Jan Fijolekover 5 years ago

    Great capture!

  • mlynnd
    mlynndover 5 years ago

    Awesome closeup.

  • Jean Hildebrant
    Jean Hildebrantover 5 years ago

    Another wonderful animal image! Love the expression!

  • Mariann Rea
    Mariann Reaover 5 years ago

    She is so cute! :) Great lighting!

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