Crested Macaque

Posted by Des on Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:56 am

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The charismatic and critically endangered Black Crested Macaque (Macaca nigra). On this particular day, we had been following this troop through the rainforest for several hours, before they finally decided to settle down for a rest from the midday heat. 

Grooming is an important ritual in primates and serves to both keep the monkeys healthy as well as reinforce social structures and bonds. Photographed in Tangkoko National Park, northeastern Sulawesi.

D810, 500mm, f4, 1/320th, ISO6400, full frame.



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by david fletcher on Mon Aug 09, 2021 9:27 am
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Priceless look whilst it is being groomed, Des. Brilliant!
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:33 am
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Great facial expression and composition, Des!
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Aug 09, 2021 1:51 pm
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I'm so glad you posted the colour shot rather than the b/w conversion, Des - the colour brings out those wonderful golden eyes and really brings the image to life! Excellent!

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by Cindy Marple on Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:44 pm
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Melts my heart. What a fabulous image.

by ADKShooter on Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:28 pm
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I'm totally with Carol regarding this being a nicer version in color. His wonderful facial expression is enhanced greatly by his colorful eyes.

by clement on Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:24 am
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WOW amazing portrait this.. wonderful exposure

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Aug 14, 2021 4:40 pm
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david fletcher wrote:
Priceless look whilst it is being groomed, Des.  Brilliant!

+1 Absolutely!!  A total charmer!
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