When life imitates art

Posted on September 24, 2011



It’s not often when life imitates art, but these fabulous pictures of a crested black macaque taken in Indonesia bear a striking resemblance to Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker.

The pictures were shot beside a lake at Tangkoko National Park on the island of Sulawesi.


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Karsten Wrobel who took the photographs of the monkey said: “It put a big smile on my face and that of the ranger who was guiding me through the park. His reaction made me think he had not seen the macaque in this pose before either.

“I’ve no idea what the macaque was thinking about but my ranger said he was probably thinking about how to become the alpha of his group.

“I like that idea too. The picture reminds us how close we humans actually are to monkeys and apes.”

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