January 15, 2020
Longyang District, Baoshan, Yunnan province
The Gaoligong hoolock gibbon is one of China's first-level protected animals and one of the most endangered wild species. They are estimated to number less than 150 and most gibbon families live in fragmented forests. The gibbon marks its territory by vocalizing (calling) in the early morning. In the spring of 2012, when I was shooting a family of gibbons, I happened to catch up with their calling time. The male was enjoying calling in front of me, with innocent eyes, a bright singing voice, and a lovely mouth shape.