Sabah, Christmas 2009, at the Sepilok orang-utan rehabilitation centre. I was beginning to feel pretty rough, dizzy in fact and I didn’t get better for a few days. It was annoying because we’d found somewhere to have an English Christmas dinner and I could only watch my friends enjoying it. Before that though, I’d seen a troup of orangs arrive for lunch in the centre. There were lots of long tailed macaques, cashing in on the free tuck. Very cheeky monkeys, who would sneek up behind you to see what they could find. Like the baby orangs they were cute when tiny, but here are a couple of pre-teens.
I don’t know what they were up to but they were definitely partners in mischief!
Michelle W, at the WordPress Daily Post says,
This week, share an image inspired by dinnertime — whether you take a photo of food or simply shoot during the evening hours is up to you!
I thought you might like this intimate photo of an orang utan family.
Taken at the Sepilok orang utan centre in Borneo.
If you just take my hand . . . no wait a minute, if you just take my leg . . . we might get the right motion here!
Ailsa has picked motion for her theme this week, join in at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2013/07/05/travel-theme-motion/
I just wanted to highlight Isobel’s post that I re-blogged this morning, it’s something that I feel passionate about so if you could just take a look at these beautiful creatures and go over to sign on the link from earlier it would be wonderful. http://isobelandcat.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/save-the-orangutans/
We like it here, but it would be better if there was enough food and nice trees deep in the forest.
Here is our forest
My cousin is hiding up there, he has darker fur than I do because he chooses all his own food!
This is a friend
Will you help to make sure that the baby grows up to have babies too?
Can you see all those rows of trees? They are taking over our habitat and we need help so that we can survive.
With credit to Ross and Lori Hall and Lindy Campbell who took some of these photos while I was too ill to hold my camera!
Sara Rosso says,
‘Do you have a photo which invites the viewer to look beyond? Are there hidden depths in the background? Is the focal point just a framing for the rest of the picture? If it’s not clear why we should look beyond, tell us! Lead us through the story in your photo.’ for this weeks challenge. I’ve chosen three photos and I hope its clear why you should look!
Bergamo terrace cafe
If you would like to join in http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/weekly-photo-challenge-beyond/
Ailsa has chosen Animals to mark World Animal Day on Thursday, 2 days ago. I was very privileged to be able to visit Sepilok, Borneo to see the orang-utans, really high on my ‘do before I die’ list. I hope you like this beauty!