Photo of the Day

October 5, 2017

River Crossing

In Indonesia's Tanjung Puting National Park, a male orangutan crosses a river. Your Shot photographer Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan stood in chest-high water to take this picture. He explains that orangutans typically avoid water, especally in situations like this one, where crocodiles may be present. But, he says, "rapid palm oil farming has depleted their habitat and when pushed to the edge these intelligent creatures have learnt to adapt to the changing landscape." This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Jayaprakash Joghee bojan, National Geographic Your Shot

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