Saturday, August 6, 2011

Big Mean Guy


While at the zoo this year, we came across this guy. Whoa! Big and hairy and mean-looking. Boy, I'd hate to run into him in the jungle or anywhere for that matter.

I enlarged this second picture of him just to see his face better.

And look.


Check out his head. Ouch. Must've been a fight with the other orangutan. When I enlarge even more, I can see his eyes, too. Not so ferocious now.

Made me think about others around us. Most of them have hurts we don't see because we don't/can't get close. And I know I never think about them hurting.

"God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7

Lord, give me eyes to see beyond the outward appearance. Make me sensitive to others.

photos:karenrevans

11 comments:

Kathy C. said...

Wow. We have the same chin. And yeah, you are right about the hurts.

IanH said...

He reminds me of a second cousin twice removed.

Jean Wise said...

Good lesson but I thought the second photo caught him smiling. My first impression ( judgment?) was he was mean, with a second look, I think he looks cute and goofy. Made me smile

ladyfi said...

What a cute guy - with wild hair!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

He kinda looks like he's smiling. You know, one of those no-teeth smiles. A little grin, maybe.

Hilary said...

Look at that smile. He's adorable.. in a goofy sort of way. ;)

Shanda said...

Great reminder. There are so many hurting around us.
I got to go on a gorilla mountain trek in Rwanda last year. It was incredible to see them close up in the wild.

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Natasha in Oz said...

I thought he was smiling in the second picture too. He looks quite friendly but I agree that I wouldn't want to get too close!

Best wishes and happy week,
Natasha.

Karen said...

Thanks all, he was a fun creature to look at. Hope his head is all well. Blessings all.****

Dave said...

What a fine looking fellow that orang-outang is Karen? As you say, a close-up picture of his face made it not so bad - Dave