As Asian people around the world are celebrating their New Year, the beginning of the year of the monkey, I thought I would also post a little celebration of monkeys. These are some of the beautiful creatures I have been privileged to see and photograph in the wild.
Black howler monkeys, at a sanctuary in Le Cumbre, Argentina
In Cambodia, long-tailed macaques can be seen around the temples of Angkor Wat
The Barbary macaque (also known as the Barbary ape) in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco
In the Peruvian Amazon, in the jungle near Manu, a brown capuchin monkey
Baboons near the entrance to the Ngorongoro Crater, in Tanzania (above and below)
A vervet monkey living on the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania