Jan 11, 2008

Ink Blot

This baboon knows something I don't--I can see the arrogance in her eyes. It might be something as simple as knowing at whom she most recently threw her feces. But whatever it is, I must find out.

Maybe a primate's eyes are something of an ink blot test. What you see in them is indicative of yourself. I think I'll stop looking.

Photo source: Amy Miller

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's just annoyed at having a big red butt...

Shay said...

It does look rather wise. An ancient, tribal monkey sage. :)

i like the nose, too. something could like live up there.

Kritter said...

No, it looks like the Mona Lisa!

James K. said...

Good lord, kritter's right!

Anonymous said...

Anything is better than looking at that thing's butt. Of course, according to my primatology professor, those big red butts come in handy--and not only in attracting mates. Baboons walk through dense underbrush and forests in a single file line; it's a lot easier to keep track of the monkey ahead of you if it has a great big red butt to follow.

--Veronique

Raging Wombat said...

I might start wearing a faux baboon butt when I go backpacking so my buddies can follow me more easily. Thanks for the info, Veronique.