Animals

By Kristiana Hall


A photographer has revealed his fascinating gallery of primates snapped all reenacting Rodin’s famous ‘The Thinker’ pose.

Snapper Mogens Trolle, 49, released the images after revealing he had caught monkeys in postures which reminded him of the famous French artist’s iconic statue a number of times.

PIC FROM Mogens Trolle / Caters News: Golden snub-nosed monkey,in China, December 2016

PIC FROM Mogens Trolle / Caters News: Snow monkey, in Japan, December 2017

The collection by Mogens, from Denmark, includes a Probiscis monkey snapped in Borneo, a snow monkey in Japan, golden snub-nosed monkey in China and a mandrill in Gabon.

Mogens, who has been a photographer for 25 years and also works as a biologist, said: “For the last five years I’ve been travelling around the world to photograph some of the most charismatic and photogenic wild primates.

PIC FROM Mogens Trolle / Caters News: Mandrill, in Gabon, July 2017 

PIC FROM Mogens Trolle / Caters News: Gelada, in Ethiopia, December 2014

“I specialize in taking portraits of wild animals, and love the expressive faces and eyes of primates.

“Often, they look so human and for each of the five species here I’ve captured them in postures that have reminded me of the of the famous statue The Thinker, by French artist Rodin.

“They look like they are lost in thoughts, whatever they may be.”