Frans Lanting. Entwined.
Two orphaned orangutans cling to each other at a rehabilitation center in northern Borneo. Like humans, they need affection and care from their mothers in order to become healthy adults. Orangutans live only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, and baby orangs are victims of the illegal pet trade—captured by poachers who kill their mothers to reach them. We need to protect the forests orangutans depend on to insure that our next of kin on the family tree of life will be with us beyond our lifetime.
Frans Lanting’s influential work appears in books, exhibitions, and fine art collections around the world. For more than three decades he has documented the natural world with images and stories that convey a sense of wonder and concern about our living planet.
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