Xavier Ortega – Part 2 , favorite images
This image “Baby in arms” I find truly beautiful and it is one of the few colour images of Orgeta’s images.
Its shows a lovely example of maternal love with in the animal kingdom, with the infant chimp in the safety and comfort of its mothers arms. Even without the emotional pull of the image , it is still aesthetically with crisp detail on the mother chimp’s fur and great detail in the wrinkles of the infant chimps face. also the contrast between the brown/orange of the chimps face and the deep green of the background.
With this image I love the contrast of the leopards light fur and the pitch black spots. Also the direct eye line from the leopard to the lens , allowing to the viewer to see directly into the leopards eyes.