I and thousands of mothers with toddlers headed out to Woodland Park Zoo yesterday to celebrate the 80° temperatures. Although I went primarily to spend some time trying to capture some bird pictures that had seemed impossible to capture with a youngster in tow, I ended up spending more time watching the Orangutans than anything else.

I love the way this Old Man of the Woods


suddenly disappeared,

Orangutan hiding under gunny sack

though afterwards it felt like the woods themselves were watching us.

3 thoughts on “Shaman”

  1. ha!!! a superb pair of pictures – the eyes are impish!!!! you know they’re watching you from underneath that little square of material. steven

  2. Welcome to the wonderful world of zoo photography.

    Actually, mature adult orangutans are difficult to photograph, they’re very shy.

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