AWARDS: Orangutan in the Smoke

Winner of the Nature Stories Category at World Press Photo 2016.A Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) seen through the smoke of forest fires that blanketed much of Borneo in Oct 2015 has been forced out to a small strip of forest along a river edge because of burning forest behind him.
Orangutan in the Smoke, Along the Mangkutup River, Borneo

 

Winner of the Nature Stories Category at World Press Photo 2016. 

A Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) seen through the smoke of forest fires that blanketed much of Borneo in Oct 2015 has been forced out to a small strip of forest along a river edge because of burning forest behind him.