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By handlerstudio  
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Another in the short inner theme of primates...Over the few days I have been showing primates...in the context of our time, they definitely do not keep a "social distance" as we are being encouraged to do to avoid contagion. I find the term unfortunate...better, "physical distance". On a time of extreme stress, and we are being told to stay away from each other....more than ever, we (as social creatures) need community and lack of distance. This is a formula for hygiene safety and emotional isolation.

My soapbox.

And, my thanks to Alan Basely for his UA for my orangutan photos.

Peter

Tags: Spain Barcelona Zoo Captive animals Monkeys Pets and captive animals

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dimalexa 5 5 Greece
18 Mar 2020 1:00AM
Both are so beautiful, Peter! Version for me is more descriptive.
Dimitris
Chinga Plus
11 112 3 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2020 1:07AM
Great pose, great light, great expression Peter,,,
Isabel GrinGrin
18 Mar 2020 1:10AM
And I keep wondering what he has his hand on?

Peter
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
18 Mar 2020 1:10AM
Good to see your monkeys!

social distance---or whatever they are calling it---a brand new way of behavior---surely a very good idea for awhile! Stay in touch via internet, etc. We need each other!
dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1950 England
18 Mar 2020 8:01AM
I take the point you're making, Peter - and the comfort of physical closeness, all the gestures and embraces that we are losing for a while is despeartely important.

Havign grown up in a conventional and loving family in the Fifties and Sixties, I discovered the importance of hugs and touching as part of normal social life much later than I am sure is good for people. I shall miss this for the next few months.

But I am hopeful of social closeness: already, members of my family are makign preparations for being together as a group through the modern wonder if the internet. I hope that this will bring us closer together - and that others wil ldo the same.

I can also see the start of more social closeness through the church scheme we signed up for on Sunday - the last service where we will meet, physically, for a while - to deliver groceries and make telephone contact so that those who are self-isolating are not completely brefeft of either supplies or conversation.
Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
18 Mar 2020 10:06AM
Great photos Peter!!!

Arne Smile
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2020 1:20PM
Wonderful light and detail Peter.

Peter
18 Mar 2020 1:49PM
Wonderful images
richmowil Plus
13 485 2 England
18 Mar 2020 8:44PM
Two good portraits Peter!
I like the light falling on this primate and how human he or she is this is very evident your version one.
I agree in times if stress contact is reassuring unfortunately distance is required.

Carole

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