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The Panamanian Night Monkey

The Panamanian Night Monkey
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Copyright: Mario Olteanu (Mariol) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 15 N: 1654] (8221)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-30
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-06 16:56
Viewed: 5188
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my recent vacation in Panama

The Panamanian night monkey or Chocoan night monkey (Aotus zonalis) is a species of night monkey formerly considered a subspecies of the gray-bellied night monkey of the family Aotidae. Its range consists of Panama and the Chocó region of Colombia. There are also unconfirmed reports of its occurrence in Costa Rica, especially on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.

The Panamanian night monkey is a relatively small monkey, with males weighing approximately 889 grams (31.4 oz) and females weighing about 916 grams (32.3 oz).[6] The fur on the back ranges from gray-brown to reddish-brown. The belly is yellow. The hair on the back of the hands and feet is black or dark brown, which is a key distinguishing feature from other northern "gray-necked" Aotus species; also, its hair is shorter.

Although viewing monkeys is popular with tourists visiting Panama, the Panamanian night monkey's nocturnal habits make it less often seen than the other Panamanian monkey species.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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I admire this fresh image of Night Monkeys from Panama, Mario.
They look so cute, huddled together on a tree ledge.
Needless to say, it is a great image.
Thanks and regards,

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-01-06 17:27]

Hello Mario!
This image is really cool with a refreshing taste of nature! The contact eyes is remarkable and all the little monkeys are adorables!Gorgeous pic ! Bravo and TFS.
Regards from,

Hi Mario
Lovely compo and perfect fill in flash in difficult conditions

hi Mario,
i had no idea of this type of monkeys. thanks for sharing. they pose here in such a cute way. lovely. i thought of saying a little bit about the sharpness of your photograph, but your subjects have made me spellbound :)

Hello Mario

Excellent close-up photo of these species of monkeys,
with a beautifu eye-contact, great focus sharpness details,



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