He was at luck, and taken this wide-position shot because the ape shimmied in the fig plant’s roots, high over the jungle canopy.
US professional photographer Tim Laman required this vertigo-inducing photo in Gunung Palung National Park in western Borneo, and won 2010 Wildlife Professional photographer of the season competition for this.
The sand canvas
Champion of Details category
It will help to know the size of the image when you are aware it had been obtained from above, using the professional photographer in a tiny plane. It captures the strange patterns of sediment and algae which are left out around the white-colored sand of Brazil’s Lençóis Maranhenses National Park following the rains come. Within the dry season, sand in the coast is blown by effective Atlantic winds to produce giant crescent-formed dunes as much as 40 metres high. However when it rains, lagoons form and streams transporting sediment in the distant rainforest decorate the sand with brown and black streaks.
© Tim Laman/Wildlife Professional photographer of the season, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award
Champion of underwater photographs
A large number of two-place red snappers spawn around Palau within the western Gulf Of Mexico. Fish fill water with sperm and eggs, which almost always attract predators.
Wildlife Professional photographer of the season is on show at Natural History Museum, London, from 21 October 2016 to 10 September 2017
Figs really are a vital food for that orangutans on Borneo, that are now critically endangered. Poachers kill an believed 2000 Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) each year, while illegal logging and out of control forest fires mean they’re quickly not having enough habitable jungle. The amount of Bornean orangutans fell by greater than 60 percent between 1950 and 2010, as well as their figures are predicted to fall with a further 22 percent by 2025.
You’ll need a mind for heights to outlive within the jungle. The orangutan scaling this dizzyingly high tree is trying to find figs – and that he knows this is an excellent source.