I took this photo of this cute little Spider Monkey at the Phoenix Zoo in Arizona. They are very quick little guys and are very hard to photograph since they don’t sit still very long.

Nikon D-90
Nikkor 55-200mm vr lens taken at 60mm
ISO 262


nature, animals, monkey, arizona, zoo, phoenix, spider monkey

Nature and HDR Photography by Diana Graves

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  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 4 years ago

    Great capture love his expression and you captured him really well as you say they do not hang around long

  • Thank you Karen! These guys were swinging all over the place and only would stop for a quick second. They were sure fun to watch though.

    – Diana Graves Photography

  • Rachel Williams
    Rachel Williamsover 4 years ago

    Great point of view. Excellent photo. I’m jealous, I can’t ever get a good animal shot. :D

  • Thank you Rachel! These little guys are tough to photograph. I thought it would be easy, but they swing past you and keep moving their head. You have to have a very fast lens and of course I don’t. But at least a couple shots came out. Animals can be heard at times. :)

    – Diana Graves Photography

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