The Mandrill is the world’s largest species of monkey. The word mandrill means “man-ape” according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Mandrills are endangered and are hunted for food , either with guns or using dogs and nets. In Cameroon, habitat loss to agriculture is also a threat.

Mandrills are closely related to the baboons and even more closely to the drill.

They live in Central west Africa, Gabon, Congo and Cameroon.

Taken with Nikon D50 using 80-400mm lens



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  • Macky
    Mackyover 5 years ago


  • :D

    – ApeArt

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 5 years ago

    Great capture, wonderful monkey, how could anyone possibly eat it? I have real problems with anything with eyes. haha. Glorious picture. hugsxxx

  • lol so do I and especially creatures which closely resemble us…xxx

    – ApeArt

  • Steve Bullock
    Steve Bullockover 5 years ago

    Wow amazing as always..

  • Thanks Steve :)

    – ApeArt

  • Sheila Smith
    Sheila Smithover 5 years ago

    This chap has a wonderful expression. Fabulous photo.

  • Thanks so much Sheila

    – ApeArt

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 5 years ago

    Totally stunning capture Jane!!!

  • Thanks Deb!

    – ApeArt

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 5 years ago

    perfect shot of him .. the lighting is wonderful ..hes beautiful !!

  • thanks so much Lu, I love this shot, want to enlarge it and frame it and put it on the wall!

    – ApeArt

  • shilohlin
    shilohlinover 5 years ago

    such a sweet, haunting look on his little face. how anyone could harm these guys is beyond me. your information is most educational and greatly appreciated!!

  • well it is my very great pleasure to share the info on these wonderful wonderful animals :))

    – ApeArt

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 5 years ago

    fantastic shot

  • Thanks Sean

    – ApeArt

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 5 years ago

    Fabulous capture

  • Thanks Barry :)

    – ApeArt

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 5 years ago

    I’ve been going through your collection of these wonderful creatures, each one is a work of Art,

    You have a great Talent.

    keep it up.

  • Thank you very much, that’s very kind and encouraging. I love taking photos of these wonderful animals, it makes me feel so alive:) and it is a wonderful added bonus that others enjoy them too :))

    – ApeArt

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