Winner of the September Avatar Challenge in the Totally Amateur Photography group
Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa, Florida, USA
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A is for ANIMAL
Imagine a chimpanzee, so like us in so many ways, reaching out to us across that chasm. There is an unspoken question:
Will you acknowledge me as kin?
If you dare look into his eyes and take hold of his hand, he will look back toward the other animal beings and then back to you with a question:
What about them? Don’t they matter too?
Indeed, the great apes are like us in so many ways that they serve as ambassadors for all the wonderful animals with whom we share the planet.
Olympus SP570 UZ
(20x optical zoom lens with 26 to 520mm equivalent focal length range ~ here at 520mm)