I had the great privelege of looking after primates in Cameroon. The first day the two nursing mothers were wary of me and protected their infants. Over time they trusted me and even let me touch their babies. A wonderful experience.

This is one of the mothers. They really craved human interaction. They were thirsy and they handed me an empty cup, which I filled with water. This particular mother loved it when I fed her the water from the cup. The other mother liked to hold out her hand and have me pour the water into it.

Taken with Nikon D50 using 18-55mm lens


  • janeymac
    janeymacover 5 years ago

    stunning photo Jane and so heart warming to read your interaction with them it must have been wonderful !!! Jane x

  • Hi Jane, yes it was, a real special time for me. xx

    – ApeArt

  • Steve Bullock
    Steve Bullockover 5 years ago


  • hey thanks Steve :)

    – ApeArt

  • Sue Martin
    Sue Martinover 5 years ago

    And a special time for them too Jane to have you there… there is adoration in those eyes… stunning xx

  • :D xx

    – ApeArt

  • Macky
    Mackyover 5 years ago

    A beautiful portrait Princess, the expression in her eyes are stunning!!

  • Thank you my darling x

    – ApeArt

  • Sheila Smith
    Sheila Smithover 5 years ago

    Wonderful expression Jane

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 5 years ago


  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture Jane, it is obvious that they love and respect you

  • Tambala
    Tambalaover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous image – and precious memories; a great combination!

  • Tania  Donald
    Tania Donaldover 5 years ago

    she is so beautiful. how i envy you getting to be so close to them : )

  • Akkra
    Akkraover 5 years ago

    Lovely shot ;o) She has such a loving, intelligent gaze. I imagine her being quite the devoted mother :o)

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