This young drill is really staring at me, making an intense connection. I looked after him in Cameroon, along with chimps and gorillas.
The male drill is one of the most colourful monkeys in the world. When he is grown up he has a red chin on a black face with raised grooves exaggerating the shape of his nose. Also, his bottom is pink, mauve and blue! These bright colours help his family follow him through the forest.
The drill only lives in three countries: Cameroon’s Southwest Province, South East Nigeria and Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea.
The drill is an endangered primate. A mother drill only has one young every six years, and a hunter can easily kill 30 Drills in a day. They are also losing their forest home. There are only around 3000 left in the wild
Taken with Nikon D50 using 18-55mm lens