Chimpanzees are my favorite primates. Mike in Amersfoort Zoo was my favorite chimpanzee. Mike is gone. When he was shot I had the feeling that I was going to photograph other animals for the time being. After a visit to DPA I came up with a completely different idea. In the context of: life goes on, also for Mike’s family, I want to make a series of portraits of the chimpanzees in DPA. I also want to look for a special editing method for this series. Time to start practicing.
I am sharing a series of photos of chimpanzees taken in multiple zoos. One of them is Mike’s grandson. His name is Wingu, and he is also a beautiful chimpanzee.