Published On: Thu, Dec 21st, 2017

Orangutan koji prelazi rijeku je fotografija godine National Geographica

Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan nagrađen je nagradom National Geographica za najbolju fotografiju prirode 2017. godine. Bojan se izložio mogućem napadu krokodila kako bi uspio fotkati orangutana. Muški orangutan viri iza drveta dok prelazi rijeku u Indoneziji. Žestoka kultivacija palminog ulja prijeti postojanju ove vrlo ugrožene životinje, tjerajući je na neobično ponašanje, poput kretanja u rijekama punim krokodila, kako bi preživjela. Bojan je osvojio 7500 dolara i fotografija će mu biti objavljena u National Geographicu.

 

Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan risked crocodiles and other dangers to snap this stunning image of an orangutan, named National Geographic’s top nature photo for 2017.

The annual survey picks from four categories: animals, landscapes, aerials, and underwater. There are juried prizes and a people’s choice category.

The backstory on the winning image is quite sad:

A male orangutan peers from behind a tree while crossing a river in Borneo, Indonesia. Rampant palm oil cultivation threatens this critically endangered ape, forcing the normally arboreal species to resort to unusual behavior—such as wading through crocodile-infested rivers—in order to survive.

Bojan wins $7500 and will have the image published in National Geographic. Each winning image is downloadable for use as wallpaper.