The Monkey Clan Project

by Anand Khandelwal March. 07, 2011 1930 views

Monkeys are a common sight in most of the towns and cities in India. Some regard them as holy animals, in association with Lord Hanuman (a Hindu God). Some regard them as regular animals which very often steal their food and destroy any edible backyard vegetation. Other like me see them as the beings we once were. Quite interesting is the fact that when operating in groups, they show good co-ordination and distribute work quite well amongst themselves. Usually the elders look after the new-borns. The middle aged ones keep look outs for human or dog intervention during their operations. Quite often they find themselves in battles with local street mongrels and pet dogs! Those are epic to watch.

Experiments with image processing continue. This batch was created long back using windows editor itself but I had forgotten to upload it. Just an attempt to portray the moods/personalities of this group of monkeys which regularly visit my backyard. They're normal photographs with color tints. No filters have been used so they seem a bit unclean!

The Protective Mother

The Lunatic Middle Aged Loner

Watching Out

The Little Mischievious One

The Godfather : Protector Against Hostile Skies

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Varun Rajaram 10 years, 7 months ago

I like the monkey that looks like a neon sign board! :D

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Stormfish 10 years, 7 months ago

wonderful edits... somehow, i miss apes in my life. :-)

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Eric J H Joyce 10 years, 7 months ago

Great set.

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Sadhya Rippon 10 years, 7 months ago

They are fascinating animals, and I like the way you have shown them with the colour editing.
Interesting work.

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Stefan Fletcher 10 years, 7 months ago

Definitely a portrait of me in No. 2

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