Year of the Monkey

Howler Monkey, Cuero y Salado NWR, Honduras

I gather from various posts on the internet that it is the Chinese Year of the Monkey. Last year when we visited Honduras we saw no monkeys at all. This year we saw two troops of Howlers and two troops of White-faced Capuchins. The Howlers were in the forest beside the Cuero y Salado rivers on our visit to the Wildlife Refuge there, as was one of the troops of Capuchins. The other troop of Capuchins was high on one of the trails above Rio Santiago. This shot is from the moving boat on the rivers. I had only a second to grab it as the Howler was working in and out of the vegetation. Not a zoo shot at all. In the wild you take the chances you get. 🙂

Nikon P900 at 2000mm equivalent field of view. 1/200th @ ISO 400 @ f6.5. Processed in Lightroom.

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