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Gold 2021 Nature / Wildlife

The World Is Going Upside Down

  • Photographer
    Thomas Vijayan
  • Prize
    Gold in Nature / Wildlife

I wanted to capture all 4 elements in one frame the sky, the water, the amazing habitat they live in, and the subject facing me. I knew the only way I could combine these elements in one frame was to be above the orangutan and position downwards to capture the face and the perfect reflection of the sky in the still water below it. The most challenging part of this experience was reaching the location in 3 hour boat ride across waves and staying calm while the orangutan was in front of me.