This is the moment where William Steel, a wildlife photographer, captured the perfect shot of what looks like one monkey giving another CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
“In what I can only describe as dramatic fashion, the female monkey fell to the floor, with both legs and arms spread out.” William explained.
“At first, I couldn’t figure out what was happening, but as I picked up my camera, another monkey came sauntering in, grabbing the monkey on the floor by its mouth and seemingly administering CPR.”
“On reflection, I think the performance was all a cry for attention from the female.”
The image was captured at the Gaborone Game Reserve in Botswana.
While it may look like the monkey performing CPR on his pal, he is, in fact just grooming her while she has a lie-down.
“There is a clear and important hierarchy in the troop; like humans, this social community is largely based around ‘if you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.
“Bonds are formed largely through grooming. I have often seen this extended to help clean wounds, and even nurse injured troop members.
“In my opinion, this compassion can sometimes be manipulated by attention-seeking individuals. It was an amusing moment to capture.”
Either way, its pretty extraordinary and cute.