Black-Handed Spider Monkey

Spider Monkey, Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, MexicoHere’s one from Mexico. A black-handed spider monkey, or if you prefer, Geoffroy’s spider monkey. I was in the Punta Laguna Nature Reserve, not far from Tulum when I came across quite a few of these guys. They spend most of their time high up in the trees, so it can be difficult at times to photograph them, but I was able to get several shots both high in the trees, like this guy, and even down on the ground.
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 400mm) ISO 1600, f/4 at 1/4000th of a second

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  1. Sue June 28, 2017 at 12:08 am #

    That guy has a determined look on his face. Great composition, Sean, that gives the viewer a glimpse into the monkey’s immediate surrounding environ.

    • Sean Crane June 28, 2017 at 2:14 pm #

      Thanks Sue. Another place I’d like to return to sometime soon.

  2. Peter Butterfield June 28, 2017 at 8:22 am #

    —– Tiny Mafiosi
    —– Call us to the trees Offer
    —– That we can’t refuse .