Sunday, January 15, 2017

Animals in Mirrors Hilarious Reactions - Part 2

Click Here for part 1, posted last year.

Hidden cameras captured the moment a narcissistic leopard who had become obsessed with his own reflection was scared away from a mirror by a herd of elephant.

French photographer Xavier Hubert-Brierre set up a large mirror and hidden cameras in the Gabon rain-forest to see how animals would react to their reflections.

An imposing male leopard soon became addicted to his own reflection and started to visit the mirror frequently.

He would rub his reflection, coating the mirror with the oils that protect his fur, grease from of his paw pads and dribble.  During one of his visits cameras caught the leopard being interrupted by a herd boisterous elephants. The herd chased him off but did not seem as enamored with their own reflections as the elegant big cat was with his.

The group did not recognize themselves in the mirror. They frantically ran around the reflections before becoming too spooked and sprinting off into the forest. As well as the narcissistic leopard, the photographers also captured a thrilling 'duel' between a silverback gorilla and his own reflection and a group of very confused monkeys.

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