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Jun­gle Spirit is Jorge’s on­go­ing project doc­u­ment­ing three of the world’s rain­for­est hotspots. Here he ex­plains his choices…

Jun­gle Spirit fo­cuses on three lo­ca­tions: the Peru­vian Ama­zon, Uganda and Malaysia. Why did you choose those places?

Be­cause I needed to find one place on each con­ti­nent to con­cen­trate on. If you start by do­ing a bit here and bit there it’s fine, but I wanted to do some­thing more in-depth. To do that, to learn more and un­der­stand more, you must al­ways go back to the same place. You have to be a spe­cial­ist. The rivers change ev­ery month, there are dif­fer­ent sea­sons, dif­fer­ent fruits, and the an­i­mals are al­ways mov­ing. So when you go ev­ery few months you start to un­der­stand the habi­tat, it be­comes your home. So how many trips have you made to each of those lo­ca­tions?

I don’t know! The Ama­zon in Peru, maybe eight, nine or ten times? Some­times up to four months at one time. Uganda, two or three times, Malaysia maybe 12 to 15 times.

Bor­neo Nikon D3s, Nikon AF -S 35mm f/1.4G, 1/320 sec, f/1.8, ISO800

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