The Orangutan's World
Orangutans are Critically Endangered primates, found in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. Our photo gallery features incredible orangutan images and the bond between parent and child.
Orangutans live on only two islands, Borneo and northern Sumatra. They are a relic species. At the end of the Pleistocene period some 12,000 years ago, their range was much wider, encompassing southern China, Indochina, Java and southern Sumatra.
In this photo gallery, wildlife photographer Ian Wood shares his incredible orangutan images taken for his book The Orangutan's World.
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About the Photographer
Ian Wood is a photographer and writer specialising in nature and conservation.
With a particular passion for primates and rainforests he has raised tens of thousands of pounds for orangutan conservation in partnership with The Orangutan Foundation over the last 12 years.
He regularly leads trips to both Borneo and other parts of the world. Visit, agoodplace.co.uk
To view the images as a slideshow, click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the photos below.