Chimpanzee, Queen Elizabeth National Park, UgandaChimps are actually pretty hard to photograph in the wild. They usually hang out high in the tree tops and are very active, ducking in and out of thick vegetation. I was lucky to encounter a troop at the end of the day in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda, fairly low to the ground. I was able to get very close to this young lady and had just enough light before the sun disappeared.
Nikon D700 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 350mm) ISO 800, f/4 at 1/200th of a second

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  1. Sue May 18, 2017 at 12:05 am #

    Wonderful image! You caught the chimp with a great expression on her face. I also like that we get to peek at her lower limb, holding onto the branch.

  2. Peter Butterfield May 18, 2017 at 8:22 am #

    —– Didn’t expect to see
    —– Charlton Heston in my tree
    —– In my Uganda.

  3. Rachel Bellenoit May 19, 2017 at 10:50 am #

    She’s saying, ‘Uh oh, you caught me!’