Not a selfie

by Berckmans Peter December. 28, 2018 495 views

No , this is not a selfie, I am not so good looking as this fellow. Actually this gorilla is an old piece of taxidermy. We went today to the renewed Africa museum in Brussels. I remember that place from my childhood as an old stuffy museum in a colonial palace. The collection dates back to a time people never seen a lion or a life elephant. So taxidermy was the next best thing they could do to show the people how the animals looked like. As a kid it was great because you could stand next to the animals.But more about that later, I will post a seperate post about the museum.

Fot this photo I did a bit of edit on it ,to get the effect I wanted.

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Bethany Plonski 2 years ago

Love your title, and you had me fooled thinking this was a live one!

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Bethany Plonski 2 years ago

Not sure if I want to come face to face with a life one.

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Antonio Gil 2 years ago

hahahaha. Well done Peter

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years ago

Thanks

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Vivienne Albiston 2 years ago

The eyes have it..

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Vivienne Albiston 2 years ago

Almost real eyes

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Russell Smith 2 years ago

Quite a realistic job with the taxidermy . I look forward to seeing more from the museum .

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Russell Smith 2 years ago

Soon my friend

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Radha Mistry 2 years ago

And the post has a funny title ;)

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Radha Mistry 2 years ago

Thanks

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Radha Mistry 2 years ago

Its a powerful picture.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Radha Mistry 2 years ago

Sadness

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Radha Mistry Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years ago

Yes, perhaps. But an emotion we can relate to, and speaks a thousand words. X

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Pete Fitzgetald 2 years ago

the eyes are fantastic... great photo

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 2 years ago

Thanks Pete

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