WPY 2019

Photograph Details

Highly Commended 2019

Special Award: LUMIX People's Choice Award

Aaron Gekoski, UK

Losing the fight

Orangutans have been used in degrading performances at Safari World, Bangkok – and many other locations – for decades. The shows were temporarily stopped in 2004 due to international pressure, but today the shows continue – twice a day, every day – with hundreds of people paying to watch the orangutans box, dance, play the drums and more.

Technical specification

Canon 5D Mark II +100-400mm f4.5/5.6 lens; 1/100 sec at f5.6; ISO 800.

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