Early evening- South India.
Figs are supposed to be one of the favorite foods for the lion-tailed Macaque. There was one fallen on the ground; both of these guys approached the fallen fig at the same time. They looked at it, but without making any attempts of picking it up and eating it, they started to fight. Biting, pulling each other’s hair and kicking. Proving who was more powerful became the focus.
While they were killing each other, a third Macaque came along, picked up the fallen fig and started to eat it. They looked at him but didn’t attempt to stop him. The battle was more about their egos than the fig.
When we handle our differences with egos, no one wins.
How climate change affects monkeys
Monkeys are primate animals. They mostly depend on leaves and also fruits for sustenance. The CLIMATE CHANGE which leads to El Nino and La Nina events are affecting these primates more because it decides the availability of this sustenance. These events lead to flooding, severe drought, and also storms. This leads to scarcity of food and also water. This, in turn, is a pathway of new diseases that would affect the monkeys.
Even the food that is available has fewer fiber leaves, meaning the monkey does not get its needed strength. Female Monkeys end up malnourished and also give birth to smaller offspring with less birth rate. These factors contribute to a decrease in population.
Conservation: How we help animals affected by climate change, and how you can help
I have always believed in giving back. When I began to realize how much damage has been done to the animals and the planet due to climate change, I knew I had to do something. The direction led me to conservation groups.
As a fashion photographer, I pay the models. In wildlife, I can not pay the animals, so to give back, I’ve developed relationships with conservation organizations such as the Wolf Conservation Center, Cana Foundation, and World Animal Protection.
A percentage of the sale of these monkey pictures is donated to these organizations. So when you buy photography from Ejaz Khan Earth, not only do you have an inspiring photo of some of nature’s finest creatures on your walls, but you will also be helping them.
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