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Male Bonobo
Pan paniscus


Salonga National Park, DRC, Congo




After tracking the Bonobos for many weeks they became accustomed to the photographer and sometimes the group would just hang out together - relaxing, stretching and grooming. This bonobo was lying on its back stretching out its arms.

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Christian Ziegler
Tropical biologist turned photojournalist for Max-Planck for Animal Behavior and NatGeo.
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