Orangutan On The Edge

Orangutan On The Edge


Their name translates as 'person of the forest'. They are among our closest cousins. They look and act in ways we find instantly familiar. But orangutans remain a mystery, living in solitude high in the forest canopies of Borneo and Sumatra. And now, as deforestation and poaching threaten the very existence of orangutans, we're racing to understand their life in the wild. National Geographic photographer Tim Laman is on a mission to tell the story of Borneo orangutans before it's too late. Trekking to remote locations and scaling massive trees, he's documenting behaviours we've never seen and showing how different groups of orangutans develop unique ways to use the resources around them.