A Mother's Comfort (Patas Monkey Baby) by Robert Miesner

A Mother's Comfort (Patas Monkey Baby) by 

This is a zoo image and in the exhibit there is a small troop of Patas Monkeys. One of the females had a baby and I saw her many times warding off the other monkeys that were trying to get at the baby. On one of her manuverings she moved relatively close to me (with her baby held close) and I captured this closeup of the baby looking straight into my eyes. A very rewarding experience and I was quite pleased with the shot as well.

Taken at the Rosamond Giffors Zoo in Syracuse NY.


  • SueSchwarting
    SueSchwartingabout 4 years ago

    What a beautiful priceless capture! The clarity & eye contact is outstanding. Robert your photography work is always top notch.

  • Thanks for your wonderful comments Susan! I just favored my shot by accident. A bit embarassing.

    – Robert Miesner

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Robert!

  • Thank you very much, Istvan!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Lynda Heins
    Lynda Heinsabout 4 years ago

    Simply awesome image…what a wonderful experience for you!:-)

  • Thank you very much Lynda!

    – Robert Miesner

  • jillreger
    jillregerabout 4 years ago

    Excellent! Congratulations on your Feature in the "Just Fun Group.

  • Thank you! I’m honored!

    – Robert Miesner

  • katpartridge
    katpartridgeabout 4 years ago

    so sweet! nice shot!

  • Thank you kat!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesabout 4 years ago

    Monkey face, you’ve got the cutest little monkey face! La la, la, la! You have to sing along Bob, seeings you’re in a crazy mood today! lOL!

    Narr this is just adorable! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Thank you Gabe! I maybe in a crazy mood but I know you don’t want to hear me sing (lol). :)

    – Robert Miesner

  • Kathilee
    Kathileeabout 4 years ago

    Adorable, congrats on feature

  • Thank you Kathilee!

    – Robert Miesner

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful image, CONGRATULATIONS on your great feature.

  • Thank you Andrea!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 4 years ago

    It is an adorable image Robert, great work, Mark.

  • Thank you Mark!

    – Robert Miesner

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldabout 4 years ago

    I love such images,Robert,(well it’s so “human”) isn’t it?there should be more like this,i took one similar yesterday,might put it up for interest sake as it’s probably not as good as this one,well done!!

  • Thank you Lance! I see more and more signs everyday that animals are not just driven on instinct and do have emotions. This was just another example of that.

    – Robert Miesner

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