As many of you know, visiting Borneo last year was a life changing experience for me. I had the absolute privilege of working with the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation and the work was absolutely heartbreaking. And yet, it gave me the opportunity to spread awareness of a worthy cause and massive mental clarity on where I want to make a difference in this world. For that alone, this image makes it to my top 12. 💔 _________________________________ Gear and Settings: ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ 🔹 @olympus_au E-M1 Mark II 🔹 M. Zuiko 40-150 mm PRO lens 🔹 Hand held 🔹 ISO 800 🔹 F 2.8 🔹 1/30th second __________________________________ 📝 This was the first day I had a chance to see orangutans in long term cages and I was feeling very emotional, and very aware of my opportunity to take a powerful image. The orangutans were volatile, some spitting and others rattling bars. Who wouldn’t be angry to spend a whole life behind bars thanks to habitat loss and inability for release? I opted for a long lens and had to watch my exposure as the scene was very dark and there wasn’t a lot of light in my environment either. As soon as I clicked the shutter I knew I had her. Her name is Roslyn. This is her life. Forever. __________________________________ #olympusinspired 📸 Learn photography from me, link in bio. 💁🏼‍♀️

Borneo Orangutan Survival