This is a photo that has been in my Costa Rica gallery but has never been posted to the blog. If nothing else, the kinkajou is my favorite animal name. They are also sometimes called honey bears. Strictly nocturnal, they are rarely seen by humans and I was pretty excited when I got this shot. I was out spotlighting on my own, which is very difficult because usually I need someone to shine a light on the animal so that I can acquire focus. I had to position my headlamp in just the right spot on my head so that it was pointing directly at the kinkajou while I was looking through the viewfinder. All came together nicely and I was able to get several exposures while the kinkajou munched on what appears to be some sort of pineapple-like fruit.
Nikon D200 with Nikkor 70-200mm lens (at 150mm) ISO 400, f/5.6 at 1/60th of a second, two Nikon SB-800 flash units mounted to a bracket