Peek a Boo


Vervet monkey (Chlorocebus aethiopsShona: ngedere (tsoko is the common word for monkey); Ndebele: inkawu) peeping through the fork of a tree, before making his escape. This primate is one of the few monkeys which escaped the rain forest and exploded in distribution within the Savanna, throughout most of sub Saharan Africa. Omnivorous Vervets remain dependent upon woodlands for food and are usually more at home in riverine vegetation. Not a great image, being difficult to capture due to exposure issues.
Population Trend : Stable; Threat: Least ConcernSource IUCN
(Canon EOS 5D Mark III/ EF100-400 IS USM; 1/750 sec; f/5.6; ISO 320; 400mm)

Picture ©2016 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

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