Photographer's Note

The orangutan exhibit at the Singapore Zoo sits on an island of sorts surrounded by pathways with a body of water separating the two.

It's a common site to see one of the orangutans out of the enclosure with one of the handlers enabling people to get a photo opportunity with them; making news a few months ago when one of them pulled away from one of the handlers to check out a nearby tree.
He was quickly coaxed down a couple hours later with a fresh bunch of .... what else: Bananas.

This was the first time I had seen 5 or 6 of them out of the enclosure all at once. Adults, youngsters and a baby all playing around this tree and the rope attatched to it.

Here we see the baby under the protection of whom I believe is the elder female of the group. If you look closely you can see the babys chewing on a small stick, which could be that he's either teething or possibly picking up on the behaviour of the adults of using a stick to retrieve ants and termites from tough to reach places...

This shot taken at a Focal Length of 268mm on my new Sigma 170-500mm lens. Yesterdays posting was at 170mm.

I hope you like it,
- Dan
The image for the re-post was adjusted using levels to make the image more contrasty as the last seemed to be a bit flat.

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