Werner Bollmann - Close Relatives


To work with these fascinating animals in the hot and humid jungle of Borneo was one of the most exciting things I have ever experienced. Especially the intimate and tender connection between the female orang-utans and their children really touched my heart. But they are losing their home, the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. Their world is vanishing, faster than we can imagine. I’m afraid that there soon will be a world without orang-utans.

Location: Borneo

Tags: ape, apes, borneo, orang utan, orang utans, pongo pygmaeus, rainforest, werner bollmann

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  1. Theo said:

    24/09/2011 12:11

    A very sad story, but a beautiful, intimate portrait.

  2. Silvia Reiche said:

    26/09/2011 16:56

    Beautiful portrait of mother and child orang utan!

  3. Sven Zacek said:

    03/10/2011 22:48

    Such pictures with stories are very important to raise awareness. Sadly the people in the developed world can understand, but people living in the actual places have to worry about filling their and their childerns stomach with something that we call food. So it is more difficult to get the message across to them.