Young male mandrill – photographed in Artis Amsterdam Zoo
the Netherlands, Jan. 21, 2012
Textures by Kim Klassen – added in Photoshop 7.0
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There’s a newborn baby in the family – this older juvenile brother doesn’t seem to be very happy about it… Maybe he feels a little neglected? :)

Conservation status

The Mandrill is listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species – Status: Vulnerable.
Threats: This species is affected by the destruction of its evergreen forest habitat since this reduces the capacity of environments to support Mandrill populations. However, the most immediate threat is posed by hunting for their meat (which is highly prized in Gabon). Commercial bushmeat hunters pose a particular threat to populations which are located close to main roads and towns. Mandrills appear to be most seriously threatened in Congo (Brazzaville).

Technical details:

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Tamron AF70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
Exposure 1/90 sec, f. 5.6 mm
focal length 260 mm , ISO 400
Date: Jan 21, 2012

Credits : textures kk_Edward.jpg & KK_paper_stained.jpg by Kim Klassen – – in multiple layers .
Thank you!

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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
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  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 3 years ago


  • – steppeland

    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago

    great work

  • Thanks, my friend!

    – steppeland

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 3 years ago

    Superbly captured.

  • Thank you so much, Julie!

    – steppeland

  • normanorly
    normanorlyabout 3 years ago

    Very nice

  • Thank you, Norman, for your visit and kind comment!

    – steppeland

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Tori, for the kind compliment ad fav!

    – steppeland

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 3 years ago

    Lovely work Steppeland, regards, Mark.

  • Thanks, Mark – happy you like it! Thanks for the fav too!

    – steppeland

  • Felix Haryanto
    Felix Haryantoabout 3 years ago

    Lovely brother :)

  • :D – thanks a lot, Felix! LOL !

    – steppeland

  • John44
    John44almost 3 years ago

    How beautiful this is!

  • Thanks a lot, John, happy you like it!

    – steppeland

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you, Larry!

    – steppeland

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26almost 3 years ago

    A terrific shot of this mandrill ..and great processing … and thanks for the info always interesting to read …

  • Thank you so much, Johanna, for the great feedback!

    – steppeland

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