Through the Sandbox Lens #26 — “Big Fella”

Posted by on Mar 6, 2011 in Through the Sandbox Lens, Uncategorized | 17 comments

One of the big drawing cards at the Singapore Zoo are the Orangutans. They are an absolute delight. You can have breakfast with these lovable creatures (I did). You can enjoy them in their “free ranging area” ( a world’s first). The zoo has a number of daily programs aimed at giving visitors maximum exposure.

Singapore Zoo Orangutans

This is one of my favorite shots from my day at the Singapore Zoo. I nicknamed this guy “Big Fella”.

(Click on the photo to see a larger version.)

Orangutan  -- Singapore Zoo --

You can discover more about orangutans and the Singapore Zoo by clicking on the links below.

Orangutans at the Singapore Zoo
Singapore Zoo
Facebook Fan Page — Singapore Zoo


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  1. Handsome guy ! They use hair dye on those critters?

    • I was wondering something similar. Is that pic unenhanced?

      Great shot.

    • I didn’t ask, but the photo is not color enhanced. It’s straight out of the camera.

  2. Great photo! You can see so much going on in his eyes, if only he could talk.

  3. Extremely cute, I love it (^_^)

  4. Aw, I love their sweet faces – that’s a great shot! I remember Singapore Zoo being really good with lots of natural areas

  5. I would love to see an Orangutan in the wild one day. The big fella is adorable in this pic. Looks like she had her highlights done in the hair salon 😉

  6. Big Fella’s looking handsome!

  7. Oh-la-la! And to think I posted about Jurong Bird Park has of course some relations with your big fella here Nancie…lol Mine is a feathered zoo while yours is generally the Singapore zoo… Ahahaa! And you bet, I wanted to dye my hair like that color…lol Cheers!

  8. Big Fella is so colorful! I never realized that about oranguatans before. What did the two of you have for breakfast?

  9. Cute! Love the colors!

  10. He is so beautiful! I also want to have breakfast with!

  11. Love the punk hair color.

  12. Awww, he’s fabulous. Are all orangutans that colour? He’s gone for the alternative look. So what did you have for breakfast then?

  13. His colors are amazingly vivid! I honestly didn’t know they could even be that shade of red/orange 🙂 Wonderful shot!

  14. Some kids around try to copy that punk look. I didn’t realise they were so red, you got the light at the right angle to show it up like that. Great pic.

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