Agatha Christie famously wrote: “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”
A mother’s love is undeniably the most beautiful love in the world. The greatness of a mother’s love knows no bounds—and animal moms are no exception. Be it in the human world or the animal kingdom, Mom will do everything in her power to protect her child from harm.
The affectionate mother monkey pictured below is a testament to the above statement. A photographer captured a heartbreaking moment of the monkey wailing after her baby collapsed, seemingly lifeless.
Avinash Lodhi, a professional photographer from Jabalpur, India, fortuitously captured the grief-stricken mom’s intense emotions in the photograph one day in 2017.
That day, Lodhi happened to come across a group of monkeys rushing around. Then, a mother monkey crying out in anguish as she clutched her infant in her arms caught his attention.
Recalling the encounter, he said: “When I was returning I suddenly saw a group of monkeys rushing here and there. I decided to sit down and watch their activities. I wanted to capture some pictures of them, even though I was losing light, but I managed to capture this. It was so quick I didn’t even know what was happening when I took the picture.”
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Fortunately, the mother’s stress and sorrow did not last long. Her baby, who had apparently tripped over, quickly sprung back up shortly after the shot was taken.
“I AM ALIVE………..,” Lodhi wrote on Facebook, alongside another image of the mother monkey and her baby. “And this is how the little Monkey Recovered Himself….”
“Many People asked me the question that how we believe that the little monkey is not dead,” he continued. “So the picture is for u guys.”
I AM ALIVE………..And this is how the little Monkey Recovered Himself….Many People asked me the question that…
“This picture is very close to my heart because throughout my entire photography career I have never seen anything like this,” Lodhi said, alluding to the heartbreaking photo, according to media reports.
“It was so quick I didn’t even know what was happening when I took the picture but as soon as I confirmed the image I was silent for an hour,” he added.
“This moment is rare, especially with animals.”
As quickly as the events unfolded, the image of the mother’s anguish for the child, in its purest form, went viral and has left an imprint on our hearts for years to come.
Without a shadow of a doubt, it’s a picture that will melt even the coldest heart…
In another photo taken by Lodhi, a cute baby monkey is seen kissing her mom.
“It’s the kind of kiss that inspires stars to climb into the sky and light up the World….,” Lodhi wrote.
It's the kind of kiss that inspires stars to climb into the sky and light up the World….© Avinash Lodhi
“The activities and emotions of monkeys always amaze me,” Lodhi told Caters News Agency. “I’m always happy to watch and photograph them.”
A picture speaks a thousand words. These incredibly touching photographs show us how strong the maternal instinct is. They also highlight the emotions and love in the animal kingdom. Animals are as capable of emotions as humans are.