Monkey Time: Daily Travel Photo

Capuchin Monkey

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Monkey Time: Daily Travel Photo


The Set Up

I have always loved monkeys.  There is something in their eyes that tells me that they are thinking something along the same lines that I am.  It’s also probably in relation to the fact that I am much like a monkey, I love climbing through the trees and swinging around.  I love the curiosity that monkeys exude, they seem intrigued about everything around them and love to explore their world, something I hope to do as well. I found this particular monkey exploring a park in Belem, Brazil.

The Shot

Their are two tricks to photographing wildlife.  The first is one I have mentioned a number of times, that of shooting from the eye level of the animal.  The second is to focus on the eyes.  It is the eyes of the animal that gives the image greatest power of emotion.

What did I miss?

I posted an article on searching for history in Salvador, Brazil yesterday.

What’s Next?

On Friday I will be posting a photo essay from the interesting city of Belem, Brazil.

Author: Brendan van Son

Author: I am a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. Over my years as a travel photographer, I have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than I have any desire to count. If you want to improve your skills, be sure to check out my travel photography channel on Youtube . Also, check out my profile on . to learn a little bit more about me and my work.

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  1. Oh that is to cute… reminds me of a shot I got of a monkey in Manuel Antonio.

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