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Intense Connection by ApeArt

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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

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  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 6 years ago

    a fabulous look hes given you, an outstanding shot, well done,dawnx

  • thanks dawn I love this x

    – ApeArt

  • jeffrae
    jeffraealmost 6 years ago

    Intense look in those eyes but it doesn’t feel threatening…wonderful detail!

  • no it wasn’t threatening, just very very interested in me, and I of course in him :)

    – ApeArt

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitalmost 6 years ago

    Such beautiful eyes Jane. A beautiful capture!!

  • thanks Deb x

    – ApeArt

  • Tambala
    Tambalaalmost 6 years ago

    Superb image, Jane – wonderful expression. At least this one’s safe, which is a blessing

  • thanks tina xx

    – ApeArt

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 6 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful, crying shame about their safety

  • thanks barry

    – ApeArt

  • Jellybean720
    Jellybean720almost 6 years ago

    Just beautiful.. Great capture :))

  • thank you :0)

    – ApeArt

  • bevanimage
    bevanimagealmost 6 years ago

    He’s definitely checking out your camera! “What shutter speed are you using?” He’s asking. An intelligent look if ever there was one.

  • lol you made me laugh :) thanks

    – ApeArt

  • janeymac
    janeymacalmost 6 years ago

    he’s a beauty Jane wonderful capture of that expression! Jane

  • thank you darling

    – ApeArt

  • Daveart
    Daveartalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent shot well composed

  • thanks dave

    – ApeArt

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillalmost 6 years ago

    wonderful capture, glorious primate, what a sweetheart. hugsxxx

  • thank you darling xx

    – ApeArt

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