Top Shot: A Stoic Portrait | Photograph by Crystal Alba (@crystalalbaphoto)
While photographing at Project Chimps sanctuary in Georgia, #YourShotPhotographer Crystal Alba captured this portrait of Stirlene. “He is an adolescent male chimp, who was grooming a minor scrape on his finger,” writes Alba. “He’s very stoic and independent. Chimps frequently groom each other, and several of his group mates offered to groom his finger for him, but he insisted on handling it himself.” Project Chimps (@projectchimps) mission is to provide lifelong exemplary care to chimpanzees retired from research. This image was selected for the January 18, 2018 Daily Dozen by Your Shot Producer Matt Adams (@themattadams).
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