Primates are such fantastic subjects when it comes to providing expressions that can get our minds racing with ideas of what they could possibly be thinking about. Although I'd have preferred to frame this horizontally, allowing more space on either side for both mum and her young one to look into, it's still a favourite image for me for the thoughtful looks captured.

Regardless of how extensive their thinking ability is, in this shot I see the mother deep in contemplation possibly dwelling on her new responsibility, thoughts perhaps laced with a touch of concern, while the four-day old youngster is fascinated by all that it sees, filled with a sense of wonder and awe yet without a worry in the world, secure as it is in its mother's care.

BTW: This young one's gender has yet to be established, so for the time being please excuse me for describing it as “it” ;^)

For those who may have missed my previous post: The subjects are Siamang, largest of the Gibbon family, sadly endangered, and native to the jungles of Thailand, Malaysia, and Sumatra. This mother and her young are residents of Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Chonburi Province, Thailand.

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