Haven’t I seen ooh-ooh-ooh before somewhere? Monkey checks out its reflection with a piece of broken mirror
- A monkey was seen admiring his reflection in a broken piece of mirror on a New Delhi roadside in India
- The Rhesus Macaque held the discarded treasure to his face, fascinated and seemingly deep in thought
- Photographer Prerna Jain nicknamed his subject ‘the narcissist’ over the monkey’s love for his own image
This monkey clearly liked what he saw when he came across a broken piece of mirror, holding it to his face while seemingly deep in thought.
The delighted monkey was seen admiring himself in the discarded treasure on a roadside in India’s sprawling capital of New Dheli, fascinated with its own reflection.
Oblivious to the photographer nearby, the cute Rhesus Macaque seemed surprised to see his reflection looking back at him.
‘I nicknamed this monkey ”the narcissist” because he seemed to enjoy looking at himself after a while,’ photographer Prerna Jain, 56, explained.
Well, hello there! The Rhesus Macaque monkey clearly liked what he saw when he came across a broken piece of mirror, holding it to his face while seemingly deep in thought
Nice to see you ! The delighted monkey holds the mirror up to his face, admiring himself in the discarded mirror that had been thrown from someone’s car on to a roadside in India’s sprawling capital of New Dheli
Fascinated: Oblivious to the photographer nearby, the cute Rhesus Macaque seemed surprised to see his reflection looking back at him. ‘I had never seen anything like this before. I was quite excited to see how the monkey reacted and I took as many pictures as possible,’ Prerna Jain explained
Going in for a closer look: ‘Someone had carelessly thrown their mirror out of their car and onto the roadside – the monkey found it and was confused by his reflection in the mirror,’ the photographer said
Sprung! ‘There are always many monkeys in the heart of New Dheli and these pictures were taken very close to a residential area,’ Prerna Jain said
Deep in thought: Rhesus macaques grow up to 50 centimetres tall and weigh around eight kilograms. They have the widest geographic ranges of any nonhuman primate, occupying a range of habitats throughout central, south, and southeast Asia
Monkey in the mirror: The monkey was so absorbed in the discarded treasure, he was completely oblivious to the photographer nearby, holding the broken shard of mirror to his face