A wildlife photographer was in the right place at the right time to capture on camera two vervet monkeys in a dramatic scene. The now viral photos were shoot in the Gaborne Game Reserve in Botswana.

As one of the monkeys collapsed on the ground, her mate appears to give her a mouth to mouth resuscitation. The 28-year-old photographer William Steel witnessed the incredible scene and snapped some great shots of it. However, it turned out the monkey wasn’t in danger at all. They were actually playing.

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“In what I can only describe as dramatic fashion, the female monkey fell to the floor, with both legs and arms spread out,” Steel said. “At first, I couldn’t figure out what was happening, but as I picked up my camera, another monkey came sauntering in grabbing the monkey on the floor by its mouth and seemingly administering CPR.”

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But the female was rather looking for some attention from her male pal, so she took advantage of the situation to steal him a kiss.

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On reflection, I think the performance was all a cry for attention from the female,” the photographer added. “Bonds are formed largely through grooming. In my opinion, this compassion can sometimes be manipulated by attention-seeking individuals. It was an amusing moment to capture.”

(h/t: LADBible)

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