|Toque Macaques, Sri Lanka|
One of the most wonderful things about watching primates is the window it provides onto our own behavior. It is always fascinating to see how macaques like these jockey for position and status using rituals such as these. And it is intriguing - and irresistible - to speculate on what the analogous human behavior might be:
Checking out each other's job titles?
Fighting over the restaurant bill?
Flattering your boss?
The picture may be a little too graphic to be published widely, but I'm glad I took it anyhow! At the very least, it makes me laugh...
Nikon D3, 70-200mm VR lens