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Bonobos in the DR Congo

 
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Jan 23, 2012 11:06 |  #1

On a day off of flying in the interior of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I went out to see some bonobo's, considered the closest genetic match to humans. Far more peaceful than their chimpanzee counterparts, we also had something in common. Bonobos love sex although they seem to get far more action than I do. Just a couple from todays trip. C&C welcome. Lower res because I don't have a hosting site and we are seriously restricted in our bandwidth on the satellite connection. Top photo with 5DMII, 70-200mm at 200mm, 1/320, f2.8 ISO 250. Second photo 5DMII with 100mm Macro IS, 1/500, f2.8, ISO 250. Unedited, uncropped.


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Jan 23, 2012 11:21 |  #2

Wow! Awesome set.
The first one is stunner.


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Jan 23, 2012 11:30 |  #3

Awesome! Both are well done but #2 is my favorite.


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Jan 23, 2012 11:39 |  #4

Both great, but I LOVE number 2. Would love to see some more when you have the bandwidth available!


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Jan 23, 2012 14:11 |  #5

2nd for me as well ... you have really caught this ones personality very very well in this photo
1st one is a cracking photo also




  
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Jan 24, 2012 11:50 as a reply to  @ Andyst2409's post |  #6

Many thanks for the comments. Being in the bush has it's benefits but easy and cheap internet isn't one of them.


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Jan 24, 2012 19:11 |  #7

Awesome photos & what an amazing thing to see!


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Jan 24, 2012 19:25 as a reply to  @ smallpotatoes's post |  #8

Amazing photos.

There are a lot of photos that show animals and critters looking towards the camera, but in your second photo it feels like he's looking directly at 'ME'. ... maybe it's the subject and it's close resemblance to humans. Really awesome.

Thanks so much for sharing.

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May 14, 2012 02:38 |  #9

Another one. This might not belong in this forum. Maybe on some animal xxx site. Bonobo's settle conflict with sex even if you happen to be the same gender. The receiving bonobo had his banana stolen then got "pleasured".

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Just saw the img #. That may have been fate.

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May 14, 2012 12:16 |  #10

Fantastic shots. Finding it tough to choose my favorite of the two, but think I will go with the first...


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May 14, 2012 14:17 |  #11

What an amazing experience. Wonderful images.


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May 15, 2012 06:44 |  #12

Wonderful shots.


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May 15, 2012 09:17 |  #13

right hand image is on the money well done


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May 15, 2012 17:13 |  #14

I like the behavioral xxx shot, haha. I've heard that bonobos will often pleasure themselves as a means to relieve stress. But a male giving it to another male after stealing its banana? That's like a gunman robbing a bank and then "giving it" to the male teller afterwards! Must be a dominance thing.




  
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May 15, 2012 19:16 |  #15

#2 is a great image, thank you for sharing.
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