Animal photographs are helpful to illustrate blog posts on human emotions. That is one reason why I started early to use pictures of animals on this blog.
I was somewhat fortunate that I could take photographs in a zoo nearby. The main advantage is that animals in a zoo cannot escape my lens as easily as in ‘wildlife’. Also they are somewhat used to people holding those little boxes in front of their faces…
(Of course I also benefitted from the fact that the Stuttgart zoo on their website do allow visitors to take photographs and to publish them on private websites. They only request we should mention that these animals belong to their zoo, which I have cared to do.)
What if one of these monkeys in the zoo should take notice of me and I try talking to it? Will it understand what I am trying to say?
What would be uppermost in its mind? At least in that case the animal was able to see me, to closely observe what I was doing and to hear what sounds I was producing.
How would this animal have reacted on me, if it had been unobstracted by that fence and free to do what it pleased? Were we likely to become friends and would I have been able to enjoy this kind of friendship?
In January 2016 I have been publishing a post on “Communication”. I felt principles of communacation were important to blogging as well as to Christian living.
Just now I have been guessing about communing with zoo animals. These are not human as myself, yet standing in front of them we would be able to see each other.
Blog posts are most likely to be read by human beings. Yet as I try to communicate something to you, my dear readers, I cannot see you and I can but guess how you might react on me.
(All todays images have been taken in the zoo, Wilhelma Stuttgart.)