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Burning Down the House

David Yarrow


'We left our river base in Borneo’s Tanjung Puting National Park at 4 am. By 8:45am, we had landed in an area reconfigured by fires and deforestation - it was otherworldly and unique, but bereft of our principal goal - the orangutan. There was no picture and eight hours in a boat the size of a phone box looked like ending with nothing. When we got back into our tiny boats defeated - but in awe, everything changed in one minute. A large male orange orangutan felt emboldened by our evacuation and approached us. We cut our engines and I had my moment. The backdrop - of dead or burnt trees - was a poignant canvas on which to paint a picture that speaks a thousand words. I will never forget that Sunday morning in Borneo. We have to show this in colour. It is what it is and I am damn proud.'

Medium: Photography
Frame: Included
Certificate of Authenticity: Included

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