Looking So Sad

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Las Vegas, NV - United States

Oh my she's leaving me ! should I ?....Naaaah !...lol. I just love that look on his face !.

Laurie Search replied:

I know....so sad, right?!! Thank you so, so much, Yul!!!! :))))

South Lake Tahoe, CA - United States

Great capture Laurie ! L/F

Laurie Search replied:

Thank you so very much, Mitch!!! I really appreciate it!! :)))

Rawdon, QC - Canada

such a beautiful expression and capture Laurie! love it

Laurie Search replied:

Aw, I'm so happy you love it!!! Thank you so, so much, Variance!!! :)))

Boston, Li - United Kingdom

Great image you have captured such emotion in the features, and using black and white really emphasises it.

Laurie Search replied:

Thank you so, so much, Dave!!!! I really appreciate it!!! :)))

Istanbul - Turkey

very good like it

Laurie Search replied:

Thank you so kindly, Yavuz!!! :)))

Silverthorne, CO - United States

Such a powerful image! l/f

Laurie Search replied:

Thank you very, very much, Fiona!!!! :)))

Salem, Ma - United States

Man throw me something good, these leaves are getting old... :-) L.

Laurie Search replied:

LOL...I think you nailed it!! :)) Thanks, Jeff!!! :)))

Toronto, ON - Canada

This is wonderful work!!

Laurie Search replied:

Thank you so very much, Ilana!!! :)))

Monroe, CT - United States

Wonderful emtional capture, Laurie F&V

Laurie Search replied:

Thank you so much, Karol!!! I really appreciate it!!! :)))

Columbus, OH - United States

I am always uncomfortable at these zoo enclosures....these wonderful creatures just seem too human for me to be able to bare standing there looking at them...you have captured one of those moments that really hits me that way....it is really a beautiful portrait!!...fav/v16

Laurie Search replied:

I totally understand your feeling...yes, they absolutely do seem so human, and yes, this is one of those moments...They truly are such amazing creatures, aren't they? Thank you very, very much, Karen!!! :)))

Lethbridge, AB - Canada

Wonderful capture!

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Thank you so very much, Terry!!!! :)))

Maricopa, AZ - United States

An awesome and powerful creature. Well captured Laurie.

Laurie Search replied:

Thank you so, so much, Randy!!!! :)))

Stockholm, SE - Sweden

Amazing B&W portrait. I love it. V/F

Laurie Search replied:

Oh, I'm so happy you love it!!! Thank you so very much, Ramon!!! I really appreciate it!!! :)))

Stockport, Ch - United Kingdom

Just brilliant! :)

Laurie Search replied:

Thank you so, so much, Faye!!! ;)))

Greensboro, NC - United States

Great photo, does make you wonder though doesn't it!

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Thank you so very much, Christy!!!! :)))

Steamboat Springs, CO - United States

I absolutely love this shot! Such emotion conveyed. I love the black and white choice too. I'd love to have a shot this good in my own portfolio! v/f

Laurie Search replied:

Wow, that's such an amazing compliment!!!! Thank you so incredibly much for that, John!!!! It's truly appreciated!!!! :)))

Mijas, Ma - Spain

F/V

Mijas, Ma - Spain

This is a really powerful and poignant portrait, all the more effective for the faded B&W. It symbolizes the relegation of all the other highly intelligent mammals and birds to a state of isolation and virtual extinction. They are unhappy spectacles in zoos and just murdered for bushmeat or to feed some sort of product market somewhere in the world, when they are in the wild. The loneliness of this gorilla - one of the most peaceable and retiring of all primates - points to the flip side of the coin - the deadliness of Man. Man, now seven billion strong, has completely taken over all habitable parts of the planet, and all other species are in retreat except bugs. Our evolutionary function - we could look at it this way - is to cause the next catastrophic species extinction on this planet. Unlike previous extinctions, we have exquisite capacity to contemplate and understand the destruction we are doing as we do it. I am certainly convinced that this process will not and cannot stop and except for a few lab specimens and animals tortured and killed on species farms, they will all be no more very soon.

Laurie Search replied:

Yes, it does appear to be very bleak for these creatures, doesn't it? So sad. I'm so glad this image spoke to you. Thank you so very much for the wonderful compliment, Arjun! It really means a lot!!! :)))

Holstein - Germany

Great !!

Laurie Search replied:

Thank you so much, Gerhard!!!! :)))

Whitestone, NY - United States

No.....just itchy....vf

Laurie Search replied:

LOL...maybe so! Thanks so much, Omar!!! :)))

Rock Port, TX - United States

cutie! :D

Laurie Search replied:

:)) I'm so glad you like this, Tisha!! Thank you so very much!!! :)))

San Lorenzo, CA - United States

Thank you all very, very much for the wonderful compliments, votes, and faves!!!! I'm honored!!!! :)))

Mena, AR - United States

The tone is just perfect for him..fantastic work! vf

Pattaya City, Ch - Thailand

Nicely capture and highly emotive work Laurie! V&F :^)

Vida, OR - United States

Such intelligent, thoughtful, amazing eyes - wonderful in B&W.

Alexander, ME - United States

Nice capture Laurie, maybe he longs for freedom. f/v

Yaroslavl - Russian Federation

Maybe he looks sad, but I prefer say he look so wise, like he was born with wisdom ;-) Wonderful capture, Laurie!

Pacific Northwest, WA - United States

He sure is a beauty, wow! I'm hoping it's just hay fever. I like the way he is posing. :) v !

Vildbjerg - Denmark

This is so touching.

Amarillo, Tx - United States

Well they are sad Laurie. The world is such they can no longer live free. Love all the details in his hair and the beautiful tones overall. f/v

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