Natural World
arrow left arrow right
photo contest slideshow
Shack
Fallingwater, the Kaufman home
A Curios Mink
April showers bring May flowers.
Black Kite beauty
An Apple a Day
I am the Night
floating through worlds
Rainbow ballet
electric jungle
wings of light
The gentle people of the forest
Rainbow After a Storm
Bioillumenesence
The Giant Bat: Louisville Slugger
A kangeroo dreaming
Sunrise on a blueberry hill.
A Tree Dreaming
Eric Church on this "Outsiders World Tour"
A older tree while walking in the park
Angel in the Sky !
The monkey has looking for something new.
Three Cereus
12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The gentle people of the forest

The largest primate in the Americas the Muriqui is found in the threatened Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil. It is split into 2 subspecies, Northern and Southern with less than 1000 individuals remaining in the wild. These photos were taken in Itatiaia National Park in the state of Rio de Janerio where they are seldom seen and still creates controversy as to which subspecies this group belongs too, being suggested that this group could be a hybrid of both but more study is needed. They are famous for their placid nature and lack of hierarchy within the group, being known in Brazil as Hippy monkeys.

TAGS: Brazil, Monkey

photographer avatar
Croydon, Australia
Member since 2014
Photo Information
Copyright:
© christian spencer.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 02.2014
Total Views: 43
Filed Under: Natural World
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Oct. 27, 2014, 11:01 a.m.
Camera Make:
Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T4i
Focal Length: 135mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO1600
Report This
SMITHSONIAN.COM COLLECTIONS
PHOTO LOCATION Itatiaia, Brazil