We Are Different From Other Animals , But Not As Different As We Thought

A recent book called James and Other Apes is featuring 50 great apes . Chimpanzees , gorillas , orangutans and bonobos , they are our closest biological relatives and they are all in this series of portraits taken by James Mollison . It took four years and seven different ape sanctuaries to complete the images of the book . some were taken in Cameroon , some in the Democratic Republic of Congo , Indonesia , Germany and the USA . Djeke , Fizi , Gregoire , James , Koto and others are all photographed as unique individuals while representing species whose survival is under great threat . With case note biographies , and introduced with powerful and moving essay by Jane Goodall , this book celebrates the great apes . The faces that look back at us also raise profound moral scientific questions – including what it means to define ourselves ” human ” 

Before watching the magnificent pictures we leave you with the publisher’s description  ” James and Other Apes is a magnificent book that will introduce people to a new world , stimulate thinking , and help people to understand better our place in nature – in the scheme of things. For many it will be a humbling experience . We are different from other animals ( as they are different from each other ) but not as different as we thought ” – Jane Goodall 

 

Shanga

James & Other Apes

Kibu

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Achille

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Foni’tuek

James & Other Apes

Joji

James & Other Apes

Liana

James & Other Apes

Wazak

James & Other Apes

Gregoire

James & Other Apes

Likendze

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Nkan

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Katie

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Haidar

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Noiki

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Fizi

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Pumbu

James & Other Apes

Rambo

James & Other Apes

O’minou

James & Other Apes

Source : http://jamesmollison.com/

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