A pair of primates from the Wilmington zoo. They were fun to watch for a bit, but this was a day where the heat was taking its toll. These two (a third one is on the other end of the enclosure) were running about for a while after they saw me, and then decided to take a seat. The one in the front would soon grab at the peanut. The one sitting behind continued to look over the other’s hair. The thing I really like about this photo is the distant stare the one sitting behind holds. It reminds me of those depressing photos of children in 3rd world countries, where they don’t look at the camera, but they know very well there is some older person there trying to get some dramatic shot to make you feel worse about their situation. I could totally use this shot if I was a PETA activist. It goes back to the shot I took of the little pony. I didn’t expect this place to be so drained of energy. I guess when you are older you notice those things more. You have experienced the world more, you have seen more, heard more; it’s only a matter of time when you starting thinking more. Let’s take this idea for a spin.
“Here sits Sasha and Tutu, natives of the local Wilmington zoo. They sit behind these cold bars of still waiting for their next meal. The only problem is, they don’t know when it will come. Drained by the heat, and longing for the freedom they once knew, these two (enter actual primate name here) will forever be trapped behind the impregnable fortress of misery. Together, only their bonds of friendship and caring can get them through their bleak future. You can help these two find a better home and dance and play as they used to…by just…..
Sending us $25 dollars a month. We will feed these animals more, and you will get to rename them. Yeah, names aren’t a big thing with these two because..hey..they’re just monkeys. Call now at 555-1234 and you can save a life of a cousin of your ancestors today!”
“BUT WAIT!!! There’s more. Call within the next 30 seconds and receive a hoodie made from the brother of these two. He died last week because of lack of funding. We don’t want to make another hoodie, so please…call now!”
Heh, don’t get made at me, that’s how the commercial would turn out. I’m only a looking glass into the future. Anyway, enjoy the rest of the weekend.