TOKYO-2019 Nature / Pets

Connection

  • Prize
    Silver in Nature/Pets
  • Company
    Davidwphotography
  • Photographer
    David Williams
  • Technical Info
    F/5.6, 1/500, Iso 800, Canon Lens 70-200 F2.8 - 140mm
  • Photo Date
    28/05/2016

Taken at Tama Zoo in Hino, Tokyo, Japan. The Orangutans are very clever and mimic peoples actions. On this morning I was standing on a higher piece of concrete to get a better point of view as people crowd around when the Orangutan comes close to the glass. I was very lucky to be able to capture this shot. A lady put her hand to the glass and Api the Orangutan put his hand up to hers. There was an eerie silence as it was so touching. I believe we all need connection with animals, to feel something, to feel close to nature. Even when the glass is separating us, we still feel the connection.