These Portraits Reveal The Incredibly Humanlike Expressions Of A Variety Of Apes
Through piercing eyes and finite facial details, the intimate photographs show the animals looking angry, sad, delighted and pensive. They are the works of Manuela Kulpa – an IT consultant and keen photographer from near Cologne, Germany – who shot the apes predominantly at zoos across Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany and the Netherlands.
Manuela, 45, said, “Emotions like our own are mirrored in the faces of the apes – you really can believe what you see in their faces”.
Emperor tamarin, Anori
Western lowland gorilla, Boma
Bornean Orangutan, Tuan
Southern pig-tailed macaque, Budiarto
Golden-faced sak,i Gustavol
Western lowland gorilla, Tumba
Western lowland gorilla, Grace
Pygmy marmoset, Airo
Bornean Orangutan, Lea
Western lowland gorilla, Massa
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