Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is Surprise.

My favourite subject is landscape especially those conveying a sense of peace and serenity. It was really a challenge to comb through my archive to come up with something which fits this week’s theme.CIMG1054

Last year, we were up in Chimelong Zoo and Safari park in Panyu, China. While walking through the park, I saw this orangutan resting peacefully on a hammock slung between the trees. Some visitors formed a semi-circle around him, staring at this lazy or even demure orangutan; while he was doing just the same, staring at the visitors and letting the world went by.CIMG1050

Then to the surprise of everyone,  he suddenly rose up and started swinging up and down. As he was swinging towards me, I noted he has a surprised face which I have never seen before.  He certainly surprised me. Did  I surprise him?   I don’t know,  all I wanted to do was to quickly take his photo . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . .  .what a decent surprise!

20 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

  1. Can always count on animals to surprise you ! What a great action shot – this made me smile ! Love orangutans !

  2. Terrific surprise! 🙂
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  3. What a beautiful guy. He definitely wanted to tell someone something. I hope he’s happy there and not too stressed out from all the people. I guess he’s safer in the Zoo than in the wild.

    • He is definitely cute. He must have many visitors surrounding him all day; I am not sure he is stressed out but something may have startled him. He is so cute that I prefer him to be in the zoo (he is free to roam evrywhere he likes, he is not caged or chained).

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