Brazilian wildlife: Black-striped capuchin (Cebus libidinosus), adult male, Parque Nacional das Emas, Goiás, Brazil.
It was getting dark when walking through this gallery forest along the river. We heard lots of noise and retreated thinking a herd of white-lipped peccaries was approaching (they can be quite dangerous). However, it was a group of black-striped capuchin monkeys! Several individuals, including this adult male, came close to check us out. Violent shaking of tree branches and their facial expression seemed to signal we were not welcome and that we should go away.
This image also illustrates what modern professional cameras are capable of.... photographing with very little natural light when it is almost dark! For this image I cranked up the ISO to 25,600 and I still had a relatively long shutter speed (1/250) with full opening.
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