This image was captured in Jaipur, India, a location named ‘the pink city’ by travelers and locals alike for the painted sandstone walls you’ll find at every corner. My travels through Jaipur were as colorful as you would expect India to be, with friendly locals, monkeys galore and sacred cows at large.
I have many wonderful memories from this pink city, but a scene I won’t forget was when my eyes met with this mother, feeding her baby.
With eyes darting back and forth in search of food, and dodging potential threats she watched over her infant – a wide eyed newborn, so innocent and dependant on its mother.
These are all maternal instincts our mothers have for us during our childhood. Our mothers provide us with food, protect us from the predators of our world, watch us when we play, and defend us from those that would hurt us.
This photo was spontaneous, and quickly captured with my iPhone, raw and in the moment. Nature unapologetically real. Breast-feeding is natural and a part of the development of monkeys and humans alike.
The strength of love you can see between these two and the similarities we find with our own experiences of childhood or child bearing is undeniable. No matter how far you roam from home the bond between mother and child is universal.