WILD

LIFE

ANIMAL PORTRAITS

Q1 2022

WINNER

BRITTANY CROSSMAN- "SNOW DAY"

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A red fox's fur collects flurries during an evening snowfall in eastern Canada.

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2nd PLACE

ALAIN SCHROEDER- "SAVING ORANGUTANS"

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The whole SOCP team works together to prepare Brenda, an estimated 3-month-old female orangutan (she has no teeth yet), for surgery.  A sedative is administered, the arm is shaved, her temperature is taken, while others hold her head or her hand out of compassion for the baby.

 

During the three-hour procedure, Dr. Andreas Messikommer, a renowned orthopedic surgeon invited from Switzerland, will place a pin and screws to secure the damaged humerus. Brenda was confiscated from a villager in Blang Pidie on the west coast of Aceh who was keeping her as a pet.

 

This series documents the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of Indonesias orangutan. They are under threat from the ongoing depletion of the rainforest due to palm oil plantations, logging, mining, hunting.

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3rd PLACE

YUNG-SEN WU - "CLOWNFISH"

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The clownfish that lives in the albino anemone shows a part of its body shyly. The main cause of coral bleaching is the increase in the water temperature of the sea.

 

Anemonefish are endemic to the warmer waters of the Indian Ocean, including the Red Sea and Pacific Oceans, the Great Barrier Reef, Southeast Asia, Japan, and the Indo-Malaysian region. While most species have restricted distributions, others are widespread. Anemonefish typically live at the bottom of shallow seas in sheltered reefs or in shallow lagoons. No anemonefish are found in the Atlantic

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