October 3, 2013

Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys, Ocean Park

Photograph by Joel Sartore

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

Golden snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana) pose at Ocean Park Hong Kong.

Sartore photographed the monkeys as part of his Photo Ark project, through which he is documenting thousands of rare species. Animals with "Dr. Seuss looks," like these Chinese primates, bring visitors and research money to zoos, Sartore says.

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

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40 comments
Graham Beencke
Graham Beencke

So many different monkeys and they all seem to have their own expression

Gary Conn
Gary Conn

Golden snub-nose monkeys  —  by Joel Sartore

A scientific textbook caricature of two orange monkeys for illustration and entertainment purposes.

—   Gary Conn

Barbara Ewart
Barbara Ewart

This monkey does look like it was conceived from Dr. Seuss! Again than you for capturing it for us to see. 

Gary Conn
Gary Conn

Golden snub-nosed monkeys. Photograph by Joel Sartore. 

This is a scientific textbook caricature of two orange monkeys for illustration and entertainment purposes.

—  GaryConnUSA

Paul Murray
Paul Murray

love the composition and colour.Beautiful.

Susan McConnell
Susan McConnell

An amazing image of amazing animals by an amazing photographer.  I believe in this project so deeply, and (despite this core belief) am amazed, consistently, by Joel's ability to capture expression, personality, and resonance in these sessions with captive animals.  Vive le difference! 

Moniruzzaman Thakur
Moniruzzaman Thakur

We must help as well as pledge to these beautiful creatures to survive the current Sixth Extinction epoch, only human induced one in the history of the Nature . . .  

Brett Allen
Brett Allen

brilliant photo - what characters. 

D F.
D F.

This is simply wondrous!!!

Kelley Fuhrbach
Kelley Fuhrbach

They are wondering:  What is this world coming to???  Great job on captured expression and color!


ASIRI SENARATNE
ASIRI SENARATNE

they are wondering about changing world , it's nice.

Susan S.
Susan S.

Beautiful image, congratulations on you well deserved photo of the day!

M. Han
M. Han

innocent monkey =) 

Gary Conn
Gary Conn

Golden snub-nosed monkeys.  Photograph by Joel Sartore.

This is a scientific textbook caricature of two orange monkeys for illustration and entertainment purposes.  

—  Gary

Justin Sykes
Justin Sykes

Wonderful contrast between focused coiffure in the foreground and the softer one in the background.

With 3,050 other similar photos, Mr Sartore has struck a rich vein that he can mine for many years to come.

Technicality / Composition / Content / X factor / originality = 5/10 zoom lenses  

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