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WPC: Anticipation

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of December 16, 2016.

This week, share a photo that says anticipationA candid shot of your niece, eager to blow out the candles on her birthday cake. A photo from the trip you’d long dreamed of. An image of something you hope to have one day, or something that was worth the wait.

We were standing with a small crowd visiting the great apes at the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park.  There was a mother carrying a youngster on her back and a big handsome silverback munching on bamboo shoots.  And then I noticed, far over on the right, one gorilla doing something very different.

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He was standing erect, looking up into the treetop and waving a stick in the air — trying to knock a few pieces of fruit out of the tree for a snack.

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After a few minutes, another gorilla joined the first, watching attentively.  If any goodies happened to fall, he wasn’t going to miss it!

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    • They did not, at least not while I was watching. However, I believe the stick wielder (his name is Frank) has been successful before, and he was being so persistent I suspect he’s tasted that fruit and wants more. 🙂

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