When I started the Wildlife Collective, I had this grand dream to combine wildlife photography, conservation, and unique wildlife experiences all together.
While all of our photo tours have a strong conservation focus, our newest Sumatran Orangutans Photo Tour takes it a step further.
In partnership with the Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS), all the proceeds from the tour will directly benefit orangutan conservation.
I have known SOS since 2013 when they facilitated my first trip to Sumatra, Indonesia to see and photograph orangutans. They are a top notch conservation organization and I’ve supported them ever since.
Orangutans are so incredibly special. They are the world’s largest arboreal animal and their majestic reddish-orange fur is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
I’ve had the privilege of traveling to Sumatra at least once a year from 2013-2019 and have spent countless hours in the presence of orangutans, sometimes from just a few meters away. And I can’t wait to share this experience with you!
We will visit Gunung Leuser National Park, one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. It is the only place in the world where orangutans, tigers, elephants, and rhinos coexist.
While it is unlikely to see tigers, or elephants, or rhinos, it is likely to see orangutans everyday, as well as monkeys, macaques, gibbons, a large variety of birds, and so much more. Every time I visit this ecosystem, I always see something new.
On this tour, we’ll spend 3 days trekking all day in the rainforest where we’ll be able to take many amazing photos. After our 3 days, we’ll then visit a conservation site supported by SOS where critical orangutan habitat is being rehabilitated. You will also plant a tree and receive photos as it grows. The tree that I planted in 2013 is now much taller than me!
For this tour, a special auction has been set up and you can bid here. As I mentioned earlier, all the proceeds will directly benefit orangutan conservation.
If this sounds of interest to you, or if you have any questions, please let us know!