An ancient wisdom by Maree Cardinale

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I always feel a little sad when I see gorillas in captivity.
There’s a definite emotional connection across the divide. Well from my side to theirs at least. Empathy, sympathy, love.

Melbourne zoo.

Obsessed with riding the learning curve.
Having a blast.
Thanks for stopping by.
Maree xx

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  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 3 years ago

    Such an elegant and tasteful portrayal of our fellow creature! Wonderful expression on his face, and I love the effect of B & W for the mood! Well done my friend!

  • Thanks Angie. I am always a little humbled in their presence. xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 3 years ago

    Is a bit sad Maree,,maybe there safer than in the wild..nice work anyway,,all the best for the New Year..cheers.

  • Hi Warren. I know what you mean. It’s a bit of a catch 22. Either way makes me a little sad. Thanks for your comment and all the best for the New Year to you too :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • yampy
    yampyabout 3 years ago

    It does look so sad

    Still a superb capture :)

  • Thanks yampy :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonabout 3 years ago

    Fabulous emotive capture, Maree…. it’s such a tricky issue. Well done! xo

  • Thanks Wendi :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • William Bullimore
    William Bullimoreabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks William. Hope you have a wonderful New Year xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...about 3 years ago

    amazing work Maree, what an incredible expression – he looks so wise and sad and I wonder how he sees the human race!!

  • Thanks C xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Meladana
    Meladanaabout 3 years ago

    Great shot, most gorillas in captivity are part of a breeding programme but i know exactly what you mean! :)

  • Thank you Meladana :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownabout 3 years ago

    I don’t like seeing any animals caged really but know sometimes it’s for their own good. Good shot Maree

  • Yes, I think my feeling for them is “so it has come to this. I’m sorry”.

    – Maree Cardinale

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks you darling xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks sweetie xxxxxxxx

    – Maree Cardinale

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