Orangutan Takes Selfies With Wildlife Photographer’s Camera In Borneo

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On a trip to Borneo, wildlife photographer Ian Wood discovered that our ape friends are more like us than we know. Wanting to take some unique pictures of Orangutans in their natural habitat, he set up a GoPro camera on the forest floor, in a place where the great apes were often seen.

 

Soon enough, a 3-year-old Orangutan came along and started to show a great interest in the strange object. A little bit too much; after inspecting the GoPro, he bit it, took it up a tree and dropped it! Luckily, the camera survived, along with hundreds of selfies, taken by the tech-savvy animal himself!

 

His 'selfies' have gone viral, being seen by over 20,000 people across various websites. Who knows? Maybe this is the start of a glittering career!

 

Here are some of his best shots:

 

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Ian Wood runs animal photography sessions and holidays, which help raise money to save and protect Orangutans in the wild. You can find out more at his website. You can also directly donate to orangutan conservation by visiting The Orangutan Foundation UK.

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