Old Chimp by Janine  Hewlett

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This chimp was sitting very quietly in its enclosure at Auckland Zoo. It seemed deep in thought.

Photo was shot using a Canon EOS 350D.


animals, auckland, chimpanzee, mammal, nature, new_zealand, popular, zoo


  • Anne Smyth
    Anne Smythover 6 years ago

    feep in thought and deep in sadness – lovely, speaking eyes.

  • Yes. There was a memorial near his enclosure. It was to a female chimp. Never found out if it was his mate or not, or whether it was recent. There is definately sadness in his eyes.

    – Janine Hewlett

  • KCphoto
    KCphotoover 6 years ago

    Fantastic comp & details :)K

  • Ekascam
    Ekascamover 6 years ago

    Wow perfect! love this one, well presented snapshot…. a def. favorite!

  • Adrian Richardson
    Adrian Richardsonover 6 years ago

    Excellent capture. I like the contrast in the colours, the green background works well here, but what really stands out is the detail in whiskers. Super sharp !!!

  • greenfrog153
    greenfrog153over 6 years ago

    Lovely portrait Snapshot.

  • Lesley Smitheringale
    Lesley Smither...over 6 years ago

    This is an outstanding animal portrait which also captures the animal’s innermost thoughts, he seems slightly sad – well done!

  • davidmilne
    davidmilneover 6 years ago

    Excellent pic,wonderful clarity with some sadness expressed.Top notch photo!!

  • ApeArt
    ApeArtover 6 years ago

    lovely shot

  • ECGardner
    ECGardnerover 6 years ago

    I love the gentle smile on her face, as if she’s quietly amused by the silly humans stopping to gawk at her… But there’s also a tangible sadness, as well… Beautifully captured.

  • Margaret Barry
    Margaret Barryover 6 years ago

    Fantastic portrait. Amazing clarity and details!

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