Mammal Gallery
'Contemplation-young orang'
Pastel - drawing on Supertooth paper, 56x37cm

One of the things that has always captivated me most about our close cousin the Orangutan is the way they study us as intensely as we study them. Inevitably if I am sketching or photographing an Orang it will be contemplating me with equal interest. I often wonder just what it is thinking....and the best I can guess at is the same question I usually ask myself about the Orang......"I wonder if he is intelligent???" Though I have to wonder what the Orangutan ultimately concludes at the end of his study of 'Thinking Man".....................
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