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Orangutan chewing a sack!
24.6.10 Chris Spracklen

Orangutan chewing a sack!

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Jersey

This may seem a strange choice of shot with which to start my 'Jersey 2010' gallery, but we had such a great day at this brilliant place ~ and such fun watching the orangutans! ~ that it seemed an appropriate way to start!

According to Wikepedia: "Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is a conservation organisation with a mission to save species from extinction. Gerald Durrell founded the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust as a charitable institution in 1963 with the Dodo as its symbol. The trust was renamed in its founder's honour on 26 March 1999. Its headquarters are at Les Augrès Manor in Jersey where the Jersey Zoological Park was established by Gerald Durrell in 1959 as a sanctuary and breeding centre for endangered species."

Nikon D90 ,Sigma APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
1/800s f/6.3 at 500.0mm iso400 full exif

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Mike H.26-Apr-2012 16:55
Sometimes one just has to have a bit of merry burlap...
What a fun expression you caught this orangutan in, Chris!
January Grey28-Feb-2012 08:21
no way! what a terrific catch!! look at those eyes!! love it! V~
Yiannis Pavlis29-Aug-2010 14:06
Exceptional! Excellent and original approach Chris.V
Guest 02-Aug-2010 06:54
PauloCGama28-Jul-2010 00:36
Great exposure even with a tough light situation, excellent job.
This is funny and plenty of wonderful details. VV
BrigitteKrede08-Jul-2010 05:59
beau travail....vraiment excellent....v
Marcia Colelli08-Jul-2010 01:26
Wonderful colors and nice capture, looks pretty happy V
Monique Trempe07-Jul-2010 22:09
He looks so happy!
Good shot!
alfredo camba jr.06-Jul-2010 04:12
Delightful capture of the orangutan! Very nice timing and composition! V
Graeme03-Jul-2010 13:39
Excellent details and colours, Chris.BV
CM Kwan03-Jul-2010 12:54
Unique and creative point of view, Chris! Impressive! V
globalgadabout03-Jul-2010 12:47
lively and unique view of this fellow...a memorable start to this gallery...V
Marc Vermeulen03-Jul-2010 08:15
Great expression, nice work!
lou_rozensteins03-Jul-2010 07:06
I love the way he is looking at us, as if inviting comment. A great shot. Well done.
pkocinski02-Jul-2010 23:37
Great fun capture!
Jean Chiasson02-Jul-2010 21:40
The light is excellent beautiful composition Chris big vote
Gérard Koehl02-Jul-2010 17:48
Excellent. V
Ken Chambers ARPS02-Jul-2010 17:28
Beautiful detail to this fun picture..... BV
Jim Coffman02-Jul-2010 16:55
Wow, great job on this one,Chris! V
Walter O. Koenig02-Jul-2010 16:24
I chew the fat and he chews the sack. A great capture of this fun moment Chris. Great colors and details, especially on the fur and nice eye contact. "V"
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)02-Jul-2010 16:02
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