The power of red
Many primates advertise their status by applying vivid colours to areas of naked skin, the mandrill being the most colourful of them all. Red plays a special role and is used by several primate males as a symbol of power. This has to do with red being related to testosterone, a hormone making males more combative. So, when a mandrill male gains top rank, he increases both in red colour and testosterone, reflecting his willingness to fight. Gabon.


Mogens Trolle

Print Only: $550.00
Framed Print: $839.78
Print Size: 1236x990 mm
Frame Size: 1420x1170 mm
Paper Type: Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta 315gsm
Frame Colour: White
Exhibit: POS MT 162 21

 

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The power of red


Many primates advertise their status by applying vivid colours to areas of naked skin, the mandrill being the most colourful of them all. Red plays a special role and is used by several primate males as a symbol of power. This has to do with red being related to testosterone, a hormone making males more combative. So, when a mandrill male gains top rank, he increases both in red colour and testosterone, reflecting his willingness to fight. Gabon.


تعبّر رئيسياتٌ عدة عمّا يختلجها من مشاعر من خلال إظهار ألوانٍ زاهية في مناطق من جلدها العاري فيما يُعتبر قرد الميمون الأزهى. يؤدي اللون الأحمر دوراً بارزاً ويستخدمه العديد من ذكور الرئيسيات رمزاً للقوة. ويرتبط ذلك باللون الأحمر الذي يشير إلى هرمون التستوستيرون الذي يزيد عدائية الذكور. حين يفوز ذكر الميمون بالمرتبة الأولى، يزداد لديه اللون الأحمر وهرمون التستوستيرون، ما يعكس استعداده للقتال. الغابون.

Photographer:
Mogens Trolle

Print Only: $550.00

Framed Print: $839.78

Print Size: 1236x990 mm

Frame Size: 1420x1170 mm

Exhibit: POS MT 162 21

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