Care at Rest

Care At Rest

Care At Rest by Amy Hanes

Caring for orphaned, infant chimpanzees can be physically and emotionally exhausting. After a near-fatal illness in 2016, caregiver Sanda struggles with fatigue and balance. I took this photo while conducting research as a volunteer caregiver alongside Sanda. Here, he pauses during a forest walk to stretch his back. While stopped, 14-month-old Noah relaxes his grip on Sanda and takes a break too. Noah’s posture speaks to the trust he and Sanda have built during their time together. Noah lays flat on Sanda’s back and watches me, disinterestedly, as I take their photo.