Photo Of The Month: Vervet monkey by Virginia M Quinn

Virginia M Quinn from the United Kingdom

After a cold, windy and wet dawn in Kruger National Park, I came across a group of vervet monkeys at a river viewpoint. It had just stopped raining and the group were full of energy, making it hard to keep up with them as they raced from branch to branch through the trees.

I was particularly interested in trying to capture an image that showed off the sharpness of their damp hair against the muted, fresh colours of the bush that seemed to blend so well with their subtle colouring.

One monkey seemed more curious about my early morning appearance than any other and, finally, he paused long enough for me to capture a portrait shot before rushing off in pursuit of family playmates. As he dried off, his hair had created a spiky crown, framing his face and features; the sharp detail offset by the pastel colours of the bokeh background.

Vervet monkey, Kruger National Park, South Africa, Nikon D7200, Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD, f/10, 1/500sec, ISO 2000
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