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Orangutan

Orangutan

Marty’s photo of the day #2358: Here’s an orangutan, photographed on the island of Borneo.

Alone . . . in the dark

Alone . . . in the dark

Marty’s photo of the day #2305: I photographed these orphaned baby orangutans while night-hiking through an orangutan rehabilitation facility in Borneo. These babies were supposed to be secured in pens at night, but they had escaped. And obviously the idea of escaping was much more exciting than the reality of heading for the rainforest, alone, […]

Baby orangutan escapees

Baby orangutan escapees

Marty’s photo of the day #2093: Greetings from the Detroit International Airport! This is my second time through Detroit this week. In a few minutes, I catch a flight up to Saginaw. I have a show at Mid Michigan Community College in Harrison tomorrow morning. Then Sunday, on the way home, I go through Detroit […]

“The Thinker” Orangutan

“The Thinker” Orangutan

Marty’s photo of the day #1947: I haven’t posted an orangutan photo in a while. So let’s fix that now. And as much as I would like to agree with Bill Maher and say that Donald Trump looks like he had an orangutan for a father, I just can’t go there. Take this orangutan that […]

Trump, you are no orangutan!

Trump, you are no orangutan!

Marty’s photo of the day #1832: Bill Maher often cracks jokes on his show about Donald Trump being the offspring of orangutans, but I disagree: I have photographed orangutans. I have known orangutans. Orangutans are friends of mine. Trump, you are no orangutan!  . . . Now a dung beetle, perhaps!

Borneo Orangutan

Borneo Orangutan

Marty’s photo of the day #1762: It’s “CC, HP: ESC Month,” featuring photos and excerpts from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. Today’s photo is from Borneo, the third largest island in the world. This is a male orangutan, and here are a few orangutan facts, lifted from my book: […]

The plight of the orangutan

The plight of the orangutan

Marty’s photo of the day #1701: It’s Borneo Week. All week long I will be featuring photos from Deb’s and my adventure on the third largest island in the world. Below is a short excerpt from my book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet, explaining the plight of the orangutan: Orangutans are the world’s largest tree-dwelling animals. […]

Orangutan fun

Orangutan fun

Marty’s photo of the day #1631: Orangutan fun! (Photographed on the island of Borneo)

Humans, chimps, and orangutans

Humans, chimps, and orangutans

Marty’s photo of the day #1520: I just finished reading “Last Chance to See” by Douglas Adams. It was one of the best books I’ve ever read. Since it’s in my field, I don’t know how it escaped my reading list for so long. This photo I took of an orangutan in Borneo brings to […]

O is for Orangutan

O is for Orangutan

Marty’s photo of the day #1469: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in June, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. O is for Orangutan. Orangutans are the world’s largest tree-dwelling animals. In the Malay language, orangutan means “man of the forest.” Considering that they share 96.4 percent […]

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