Males and their technicolor dream rumps (Mandrill)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches
Boys are sometimes just a little more colorful than girls…
Female mandrills live in hordes of several hundred individuals, and the normally solitary males interact with the female groups only during mating season. Though both sexes of this monkey species have colorful markings on their faces, the males’ coloring is brighter and only they sport nearly neon behinds.