Portraits of Apes


Golden-faced sak,i Gustavol. (Photo by Manuela Kulpa/Caters News)



Southern pig-tailed macaque, Budiarto. (Photo by Manuela Kulpa/Caters News)



Bornean Orangutan, Tuan. (Photo by Manuela Kulpa/Caters News)



Western lowland gorilla, Boma. (Photo by Manuela Kulpa/Caters News)



Drill, Okechukwu. (Photo by Manuela Kulpa/Caters News)



Emperor tamarin, Anori. (Photo by Manuela Kulpa/Caters News)



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”. Here: Bonobo, Azibo. (Photo by Manuela Kulpa/Caters News)





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