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Inspirations >> My Canon Story

In Contemplation

2020-05-30
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I encountered this male orangutan during my visit to the Semenggoh Nature Reserve in Sarawak, Malaysia. I was lucky enough to win its curiosity from afar and capture this shot at the peak of its stare. For over twenty years, wardens in this reserve have been training young orangutans, who were orphaned or rescued from captivity, how to survive in the wild before the program was transferred to the Matang Wildlife Centre. To this day, it is still home to its successful graduates, who, like the specimen in this photograph, frequently return to the reserve for a meal. Photographing this great ape was a thrilling and incredible experience. I was only able to snap a few frames before it retreated into thicker foliage, but I could not have asked for a more engaging subject or a more perfect pose.

  • Camera

    Canon EOS 6D

    Lens

    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

    ISO

    4000

    Aperture

    f 10

    Shutter Speed

    1/200 sec

    Exposure Compensation

    0.33333333333333 EV

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