Departing from Bukit Lawang, a small town on the edge of the rainforest, Sebastian first went on a multi-day jungle trek, which was all about the impressive wildlife of Sumatra. Also included were those "men of the woods" (so the correct translation), which are so similar to us human beings, not just in gestures and facial expressions. In fact, the genetic makeup of orangutans and humans is 97% identical. The semi-wild apes Sebastian came across in the jungle were apparently used to encounters with people or had even been fed by them in the past. Thus, he was able to take some sensational close-ups.
The use of a tripod proved to be inconvenient for all those very active animals in the dense jungle, so despite high heat and low light conditions, most of his photos had to be made conventionally by hand. However, all the waiting and focusing for hours proved to be worthwhile and Sebastian was rewarded with impressive images of majestic monitor lizards, beefy water buffalos, dazzling butterflies and other interesting animal inhabitants.