Home of the Orangutan

Home of the Orangutan
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and one wildlife photographer aiming to create such powerful context in his imagery is Matt Stirn. Here he treks through dense jungle to photograph Sumatran Orangutans while exploring the conservation efforts being made to save this iconic species

We had been trekking for nearly two hours, trudging along a muddy trail, and climbing high into the jungle. The air was thick and heavy, lightning flashed in the distance, and Gibbon calls echoed across the canopy. I’ve always loved storms in the jungle, the deafening sound of water falling through the trees, the way you can hear them approach from a distance warning anything that hops, walks, slithers, or flies to find cover. As the drops began to fall, we covered our cameras and began to trudge back to the eco lodge, finishing our second day working in Gunung Leuser National Park. Just then, as we turned back, we found our way blocked by...

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