Photo of the Day

June 2, 2017

Seeing Eye-to-Eye

A male orangutan makes eye contact with the camera. The cheek pads, called flanges, make male orangutans more desirable to females. Recent studies show that the flanges can sometimes take 20 years to appear, but their growth is directly related to testosterone levels. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at natgeo.com/yourshot for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Pedro Jarque Krebs, National Geographic Your Shot

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