"Louie" won Honorable Mention in the Broward Art Guild's "Animals Animals Animals" exhibit. Opening reception is this Saturday, Feb 5, 4:30 - 8:30 pm. Show runs through Feb 18.
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Story behind the photo...... They say the camera reflects both ways... the subject being photographed and the attitude and emotions of the photographer. I could only see beauty the day I was privileged to meet Louie at the Center for Great Apes, the only accredited orangutan sanctuary in North America, as well as feel love for the work to rescue other orangutans and apes from abuse and extinction.
I was privileged to have a private tour of the Center along with two other photogs. As we entered the grounds several of the orangutans started throwing mud at me. All I could image was it was a greeting of some kind. Perhaps they were confused by our matching hair color. As we approached Louie's enclosure he started to run towards me. I had my lens right up against the enclosure. Then he seemed to "see" me. He paused. We connected. I clicked the shutter. An experience I will never forget and am forever grateful for.
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