Daily Archives: August 7, 2022


Kinkajou: Canopy Tower, Panama, July 2022 — The kitchen staff at the Canopy Tower have a little pulley system that allows them to run bananas out to a tree at eye-level from the third floor dinning hall, just below the canopy. During the day they attract a couple of families of Geoffroy’s Tamarins…smallish monkeys of the rainforest. After dark they hope to attract Olinguitos and Night Monkeys, as well as the Kinkajou. The Kinkajou is somewhat related to raccoons, but with a long prehensile tail. I have mostly seen Kinkajous as reflections of the eyes high in the canopy of Honduras and Costa Rica, so it was a real treat to see them at eye-level in light of our powerful flashlights. Sony Rx10iv at 214mm equivalent (the tree is close). Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications and multi-frame noise reduction. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. Nominal exposure ISO 6400 # f4 @ 1/200th and 1/60th.