I spent some time in December looking after rescued primates at Limbe Wildlife Centre in Cameroon. I love the drill! And I love this mother with her little child which Julie Langford kindly enhanced

I took this with my Nikon D50 and new 80-400mm 4.5-5.6 lens

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 a highly 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


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  • photojoey
    photojoeyover 5 years ago

    wonderful work.

  • thanks Joe

    – ApeArt

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 5 years ago

    Fabulous capture Jane!!

  • Thanks Deb!

    – ApeArt

  • nannajul
    nannajulover 5 years ago

    This is so beautiful Jane – simply stunning.

  • Thanks Jul :))

    – ApeArt

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.over 5 years ago

    So wonderful!!!!

  • thank you :))

    – ApeArt

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 5 years ago

    outstanding capture .. its so beautiful xxxx

  • Thanks Lu xxx

    – ApeArt

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 5 years ago

    awesome picture jane, so beautiful, dawnx

  • Thanks Dawn x

    – ApeArt

  • Macky
    Mackyover 5 years ago

    You have another winner here Jane, I’ll have to increase my favourites folder :-)

  • :D Thank you my darling xx

    – ApeArt

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 5 years ago


  • Thanks!

    – ApeArt

  • Jellybean720
    Jellybean720over 5 years ago

    Ouch!!! Guess I am the only one that noticed the baby is pulling the poor momma’s booby…looks like it hurts.. Besides that a Great Capture :))

  • lol no I think you are the only one who mentioned it, eveyone else just thought it! Looks painful, doesn’t it? :))

    – ApeArt

  • brirose55
    brirose55over 5 years ago


  • thank you

    – ApeArt

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