October 6, 2013

Diana Monkey, Omaha Zoo

Photograph by Joel Sartore

This Month in Photo of the Day: The Power of Photography

Sartore photographed this female Diana monkey (Cercopithecus diana) at the Omaha Zoo as part of his Photo Ark project, through which he is documenting thousands of rare species.

"Half of all the species on Earth could be headed irreversibly toward extinction by 2100. Not if I can help it," Sartore says. "That's the idea behind the Photo Ark: getting the public to look these creatures in the eye, then care enough to save them while there's still time."

Learn more about the Photo Ark and see more pictures from the project.

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45 comments
Gary Conn
Gary Conn

The Diana Monkey — by Joel Sartore

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The imperfect portrait.

This image was not selected to be among those in the feature gallery

'Building the Ark' by Joel Satrore: http://on.natgeo.com/15UP7TR

Her eyes do not meet the lens. She appears complacent and distracted.

There is no definition in her expressionless face.

The lighting is dull, and flat; weak.

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— Gary Conn

Chaminda Liyanage
Chaminda Liyanage

It's a really marvelous photo and more familiar to mankind  

Barbara Ewart
Barbara Ewart

His expression looks so wise. The luster of the white ruff is beautiful. The texture of the skin and  position of his hand is reminiscent of a hand model from print ads. ;-) How wonderful to be able to see an animal I've never heard about, let alone seen, before. 

Elizabeth D'Angelo
Elizabeth D'Angelo

I Love this!!! It's incredible!! So clear, such an awesome look on his face!

Shannon T
Shannon T

Looks like he's giving a speech.

Deidre E Reed
Deidre E Reed

I heartily agree with you Ronald......don't understand how we can be so blind as to what we are inflicting upon nature and all living things.

Ronald Marshall
Ronald Marshall

We are so consumed with our own existence that we have ruined the habitat and the land as well as the water so necessary for animal existence and  area. Unless we change we will be left  with nothing

perry crawford
perry crawford

I am amazed at the beauty and the sheen on the coat .. oh how I would have loved to have captured that picture.

Leyla R.
Leyla R.

Fantastic image with amazing details... 

Janice H.
Janice H.

Touching!     Beautiful animal,..pondering, like us, life's mysteries.

Abdel Berraha
Abdel Berraha

Excellent shot!

You captured the perfect expression from Diana. It is like she is collaborating with you to spread the message of your "Photo Ark project".

Liaqat Ali
Liaqat Ali

it is great shot,sharp eyes are amazing

r. shaheen
r. shaheen

he could see him vanishing ,its sad

Bankim Desai
Bankim Desai

Great Capture with Beautiful Colour and Details,

Klaas Stoppels
Klaas Stoppels

Beautiful clear shot. You captured the expression perfectly. 

Sunil Pareek
Sunil Pareek

Great photo. It seems she is about to walk on modelling ramp. 

Lena Stancu
Lena Stancu

Joel Sartore is a master of photography!

Georgina Eliano
Georgina Eliano

it´s a pitty that this and other animals are in Zoos.

Hh H.
Hh H.

[getting the public to **look these creatures in the eye**, then care enough to save them while there's still time.”]

Guess your photo managed to do just that. That would be very wrong to allow these creatures to disappear.

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