Chimp Bars by ApeArt

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I had the honour of working in Cameroon with rescued primates at the Limbe Wildlife Centre. Whilst in quarantine I cared for two mother chimpanzees who were nursing their tiny babies. They had been kept separate from the rest of the chimps to give them space and safety.

It was very moving when the mothers reached through and communicated with me. This mother is reaching out for a drink, which I fed her from a plastic bottle. She also liked drinking it from a blue plastic cup. If you have seen my picture, “Love”, then she is the wonderful mother who trusted me enough to touch her beautiful baby and to spend time with them whilst she nursed it.

All the primates at the Centre have been rescued from the illegal bushmeat and pet trade.

Taken with Nikon D50.


  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    aww wanted the closeness with you,dawnx

  • Yes she was lovely xx

    – ApeArt

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 5 years ago

    An other wonderful shot

  • Thanks Barry

    – ApeArt

  • Jellybean720
    Jellybean720over 5 years ago

    She has such sincere eyes.. Great Capture :))

  • Yes she has…thank you :))

    – ApeArt

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonover 5 years ago

    No words needed

  • Thank you

    – ApeArt

  • RobertCharles
    RobertCharlesover 5 years ago

    good lord – your life seems full filling! beautiful, it’s sad how anyone can think of harming these creatures or any others!!

  • Yes it is. I know, it is terrible. Thanks so much for adding me to your watchlist and for your positive comments :)

    – ApeArt

  • gottheshot
    gottheshotover 5 years ago

    As we can see here – photos of animals can transmit a real emotional response. The angle of shot and use of wide angle to give a real 3D aspect to the hand coming through.The ‘serious’
    expression and eye contact with camera is incredible. A truly exemplary shot :o)

  • Bless you again Paul :) I took two shots, and as I was close the dof was small, and the other shot has her hand in focus. I definitely decided the eyes have it, the face has it. She reaches out with her expression just as well as she does with her beautiful hand

    – ApeArt

  • gottheshot
    gottheshotover 5 years ago

    As I have said on many comments on many portraits of both people and animals – no matter what – if the eye focus and secondly eye contact are there – then the shot is nailed.
    Your photo is a message of hope and shows the work of the better people of this world.

  • Thank you :)

    – ApeArt

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 5 years ago
    moving and sad … xxxx
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