Borneo Is Burning – Photos

Below are some pictures of the fires and its effects from 3 weeks ago.  Indonesia recently received some rain but the fires are still a threat.

Wildfire in farmland in Pulang Pisau District, Kalimantan Tengah Province, Indonesia. Island of Borneo

 

An adult female orangutan with a juvenile have come to the edge of the Mangkutup River because all the forest behind them has burned.

An adult female orangutan with a juvenile have come to the edge of the Mangkutup River because all the forest behind them has burned.

 

Photographer Tim Laman travels on the Mangkutup River wearing a mask to protect him from the smoke of the forest fires.

Photographer Tim Laman travels on the Mangkutup River wearing a mask to protect him from the smoke of the forest fires.

 

Orangutan research assistant fighting fire in the peat swamp forest.

Orangutan research assistant fighting fire in the peat swamp forest.

 

Villagers and some Indonesian soldiers attempt to combat wildfire in a farm field by batting it with banana leaves.

Villagers and some Indonesian soldiers attempt to combat wildfire in a farm field by batting it with banana leaves.

 

See the National Geographic New article:  Photos: Indonesia’s Rampant Fires Threaten Rare Orangutan.

 

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