Gosh, who is this gorgeous fellow? Who is this girl with hair like a mop? Looking at ones mirror image might not always be a pleasure, but still we recognize ourselves. Self-awareness is an important trait directly associated with higher intelligence.

Scientists try to explore which animals are conscious and self-aware, whether animals can learn self-awareness or whether it is innate. Philosophers call it the mind-body problem. Animals cannot tell us how they feel or think, how they see others, whether they feel shame and pride. Though, I cannot answer the question, I am assuming that this monkey enjoys playing with the water and whatever he sees reflected in the surface.

Black and White Photo Challenge Day 2

Black and White Photo Challenge Day 2

Lucile from Bridging Lacunas has challenged me to join the 5 day Black and White Challenge. Today is Day 2 of the B&W challenge. I would like to nominate Crisisalive to join the challenge with me. I came across some of her touching pictures and really, really like them.

To join the Black & White photo challenge, you must post B&W photography for the next five days. Each day you nominate another photographer to enter the challenge.

As a dedicated photoholic, I am member of Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab – if you like to join as well, here is the link.