National Geographic's 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year

The winners have been announced for the 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year competition. The winner is Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan, who took this photograph of an orangutan in Borneo. The caption says,

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.

Look at the expression on his face -no wonder they named this species "man of the forest." Bojan's picture also won the wildlife category. You can see the other category winners: landscapes, aerials, and underwater, plus the weekly winners in a gallery at NatGeo. See a lioness stare down a pack of hyenas, a sneezing iguana, and a Scandinavian bird snatching a fish from the water. -via Metafilter


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