It was feeding time and we were waiting patiently. Every time a gust of wind caught a branch we would direct our attention and focus our eye. We were visiting Orangutans in Borneo in the jungles just outside Kuching. In the distance the trees started rustling just a little more, people started to point and that’s when I spotted it. Swinging lazily, hanging around for a moment then moving to another branch. It was a female and this girl knew how to put on a show, she wasn’t simply swinging towards the Bananas that had been put out for her, she was performing – almost dancing.
She hung upside down, using hands as feet and feet as hands, it really didn’t matter to her all limbs seemed interchangeable. I would be lying if I told you I knew anything about these endangered creatures, everything I saw was new to me. We saw about 6 orangutans in total, each with all their own distinct features and acting a little different. Some were lazy, seemed jaded and didn’t want to move, others could not sit still. We were told these creatures were semi wild, no fences and free to roam the jungle as they please but lived within the protected land and were fed twice a day by workers.
We did not get many great pictures, we had to use an old camera but we got a few nice shots of the Orangutans hanging around.