There comes a time in a chap’s life when he needs to get away from the crowd for a moment and ponder the universe.
Striking a pose: Photographer Sophie Narses spotted the pensive ape in a thoughtful mood sitting just like Rodin's Thinker
While most of his fellow zoo animals prefer to monkey around all day, the majestic ape pondered his existence just like the well-known sculpture depicting a man in sober meditation.
Keen photographer Sophie Narses, 20, who captured the striking image, said: 'I went several times to see one particular family of gorillas, but I noticed that this teenage one was very playful and always testing the reactions he got from visitors.
Deep in thought: Photographer Sophie said the ape held the thoughtful pose for several minutes before beatings its chest and moving away
The Thinker is a bronze and marble sculpture by Auguste Rodin from 1902.
Since the original numerous other castings have been made and is often used to represent philosophy.
Pensive gorilla strikes pose of Rodin's famous meditative sculpture | Mail Online