This post is dedicated to Judy, one of my newest followers. We’ve been chatting about the National Geographic “Your Shot” program and my background in photography. It’s an easy transition from people portraits to animal portraits. I was a professional portrait photographer for years before I retired and switched to animals for my own enjoyment. I still take plenty of human portraits but I don’t sell photographs anymore. I now give them away.
My love for orangutans is evident in their pictures. They are so close to being human without all the shortcomings of having to deal with humans. They’re intelligent, funny, curious and their faces are loaded with expressions that can make you cry or laugh out loud. I hope this endangered species survives some coconut bonking native’s need to grow palm oil for our cooking pleasure.