White-faced Capuchin

White-faced Capuchin Monkey: Panama Canal, Gamboa, Panama, July 2022 — While we took the tour boat on the Canal mostly to see birds, most people take a boat out of the marina at Gamboa to see monkeys. There are a few small islands just as the channel opens out into lake Gatun which are called, collectively, the Monkey Islands. On a good day, you can see three species of primates from a small boat. This is the White-faced Capuchin, with its impressive tail and expressive face. I am not certain just what the face expresses, but this is the typical Capuchin “look.” 🙂 Very serious. Perhaps a bit worried? We also saw the Mantled Howler, but we did not spend a lot of time looking for the Geoffory’s Tamarin on their island, since Tamarins are daily visitors to Canopy Tower where we were staying. I have to say, the views I got of Capuchins on the Canal were among the best I have ever gotten of this species. Sony Rx10iv at 447mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 640 @ f4 @ 1/500th.

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