Here are some of my photographs during my volunteer work at The Bornean Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) for their first release of 6 rehabilitated orangutans - Abbie, Berlian, Casey, Mail, Hamzah & Lesan - after 10 years since their latest release. It had to take this long due to so many factors, which include the lack of actual forests to release the orangutans, also financial support. But all went well in the end and I felt very thankful to have had the opportunity to both work with an amazing organization and experience a humanly interaction with the orangutans, up close and personal.
After a week of photographing and getting to know the orangutans at the rehabilitation site, I surely fell in love. The stories these orangutans have went through is just unbearable and it's amazing how they have miraculously survived the hatred and ignorance of human kind and can still move on and be happy. Although some has lost their hands, gone blind or can no longer trust humans at all, BOSF has proven that they can rehabilitate surviving orangutans and work hard towards their well-being back in the wild. I have the most highest hopes that the cause led by BOSF (and also the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme), will continue to receive support from the government and animal-lovers alike and optimistically succeed to bring the orangutans home.
|I hate picking favorites, but little chubby Matt over here was the most sweetest & cutest 4-month old ever ♡|
All photographs taken by Me and are courtesy of © BOSF 2012. Commercial use without permission will be responded with legal actions.
P.S: Watch the beautiful videos that my colleagues made for BOSF at Vimeo! x