Here’s a different take on the subject for this week’s photo challenge : Companionable. I greatly respect the sentient nature of baboons and looking at the view through my lens, perhaps you’ll agree that these two females look very comfortable with each other. The social structures within the troops are defined through matrilineal lines and females form close bonds throughout their lives. You’ll notice that one is heavily pregnant. Perhaps there is more to the companionable scene, but gauging the mood, one can sense their complete mellowness and familiarity with each other.
17 thoughts on “Companionable”
Adorable! Great response :-). Yay, they’re not cats LOL!
Simians have to stick together…
Too right, Kongo. Come visit more often 🙂
Most certainly the baboon version of BFF’s!
they seem to live in harmony, very beautiful .
Thanks D. Watching them over the years, i have grown to have a great admiration for them.
Companionable for sure:)
Yes, what a pair 🙂
Great photos and such a good contribution for this weeks challenge!
Candid shots, Liz 🙂
Thanks Uday. Must admit that sometimes i feel a bit of a voyeur in those grooming sessions….
I knew you would have a great see tip for this challenge
Glad you like that SC:) Aren’t they just amazing creatures.
By the way, the surf’s up here; winter’s rollers.
heart touching companionship!
Yes, i think so too 🙂 I think that they are much better at ‘living in the moment’ than we human primates.