<< Previous Next >>

Green Monkey

Green Monkey
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-02 8:21
Viewed: 9902
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In Senegal there arent much mammals in the wild. But there are three species of monkeys: Baboons, the Green Monkey and the Red Colobus. This is the Green Monkey. I saw them running between the cattle...strange. The photo is taken while this monkey was sitting in a tree. "Photographers are boring".

The Green Monkey (Chlorocebus sabaeus), also known as the Callithrix Monkey, is an Old World monkey with golden-green fur and pale hands and feet. The tip of the tail is golden yellow as are the backs of the thighs and cheek whiskers. It does not have a distinguishing band of fur on the brow, like other Chlorocebus species, and males have a pale blue scrotum. Some authorities consider this and all of the members of the genus Chlorocebus to be a single widespread species, Cercopithecus aethiops confusingly, the name "Green Monkey" has also been used for this single species.

Range, habitat and behavior
The Green Monkey is found in West Africa from Senegal to the Volta River. It has been introduced to the Cape Verde islands off north-western Africa, and the West Indian islands of Saint Kitts, Nevis, Saint Martin, and Barbados. It was introduced to the West Indies in the late 1600s when slave trade ships travelled to the Caribbean from West Africa.

It occurs in a wide range of wooded habitats, ranging from very dry Sahel woodland to the edge of rainforests. It is also commonly seen in coastal regions, where known to feed on seashore foods such as crabs. It also takes a wide variety of other foods, including fruits and invertebrates. As other members of the genus Chlorocebus, the Green Monkey is highly social and usually seen in groups.

Source: Wikipedia

CeltickRanger, ellis49, MMM, horias, marianas, boreocypriensis, Dis. Ac., mwmod99, rousettus, Adanac, anemone, nglen, cirano, maurydv, tuslaw, Mamagolo2 has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

hello Peter

great photo of this monkey shot at the best moment
(his theets need cleaning lol !), superb focus to stop that
moment (to yawn) with excellent sharpness and details, TFS


Hi Peter,
you captured this green monkey in a good moment when he shows
the great sharp teeth.
The monkey is sharp, I think I can count the hair in the fur.
Nice light and colours too.
Well done, mf.

Hello Peter,
Ha ha ha.... "Photographers are boring" :)
Certainly,In this picture you've captured the attitude of this monkey so perfect! good job, is a very telling picture!
Regards,TFS; Jess

  • Great 
  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-06-02 9:49]

Hi Peter
What a great portrait.Very sharp image with great detail.Excellent expression also
TFS Michel

  • Great 
  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-06-02 10:12]

Hello Peter
Excellent portrait of this monkey.
Thanks for sharing

  • Great 
  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-02 11:09]

Hi Peter
Waw...what a great shot!
This is a wonderful portrait of the Green Monkey !
Details are very sharp and colors are amazing.

Hello Peter,
Great scene taken with excellent sharp details from a good POV. Well done!

Hello Peter
I like this great shot!
Perfect capture of this monkey!
What a beauty!

Ciao Peter, great portrait of green monkey in fantastic pose, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

haha:) what a funny moment you captured here Peter. As if it is trying to sleeping:) Great facial expression here.
TFS and have a nice night!


Hallo Peter,

die ziet er vervaarlijk uit?
Goed pov en wazige achtergrond.
Prachtige natuurlijke kleuren.


Very grotesque and powerful image in the same time Peter! Certainly an image fill with dynamism ! Well preserved shadow details and warm colors ! Good job again! Bravo Peter!
George Veltchev

  • Great 
  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-06-02 12:51]

Hi Peter,
Great moment, very good shoot, congratulations!

Hello Peter
nice to see another shot from Senegal. Today, we see a great capture of Green Monkey. He looks some sleepy:)
great sharp details, timing and POV. exposure and composition superb. thanks for sharing, best wishes

  • Great 
  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-06-02 17:29]

Hello Peter,
Incredible set of incisors on this monkey, definitely nothing to play with. Sharp details and nice natural colours Peter, a great posting.

  • Great 
  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-06-02 18:55]

What a big mouth... and look at those canines!
That is quite an expression you captured, Peter!
Love that disdainful look, or is he just sleepy?
Great shot.
TFS. : )

nice timing , great capture

Ciaop Peter. An impressive/expressive portrait in very good details and sharp. Great shot.


hallo Peter
wauwh wat een bek !!
super mooi om dit te zien
goed van scherpte en goede details
groetjes lou

Hi Peter.
Lovely capture of this monkey with nice details, POV and composition..
thanks for sharing
Best regards

  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-06-03 12:33]

Hi Peter. I like the pose you have captured with its mouth wide open. It has very large teeth. You have been able to take it with fine detail in the fur. With natural looking colours. well taken TFS.

Hi Peter,
Fantastic timing to catch this primate showing its canines! A really cool image and man would I hate to be bitten by one of those. Well done. :)

Hello Peter
WOW ! what a great mouth and what sharf teeth, your timing is superb,
great focus on his face, and great coloration, nice BG too
Have a good night

  • Great 
  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2010-06-04 5:48]

Hi Peter , wow that is quite the set of chompers on this creature. great image here of an interesting animal , nice soft background , good natural colors , and sharp details. I think the teeth are stealing the show here :-) I hope that is a yawn and not a warning... ;-)

TFS & regards

  • Great 
  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-06-05 14:55]

Hello Peter,
Great capture of this monkey with excellent sharpness and perfect colors.TFS.

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-06-06 3:28]

Hi Peter,
wow...what a view! The fangs are so sharp and the full opened mouth is very exciting. You have shown it well. The details are so fine and the portrait is so captivating.


Hello Peter,
just at right moment you captured this Green Monkey, very good shartpness and splendid natural colours, a very nice portrait.
Best regards

  • Great 
  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-06-06 6:42]

Hello Peter,
A very interesting and vivid shot of this Senegalese Green Monkey with this amazing dentition..wouldn't put my hand in there. Now I don't think that photographers are boring, but I have to admit that your monkey made me yawn!
Excellent sharpness and nice composition.
Have a nice afternoon
Kind regards

  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-06-06 19:44]

Hello Peter,
This guy has some wicked looking teeth, I would hate to get on his bad side. Wonderful facial expression showing excellent detail and natural colors. Nicely composed with very good exposure. Great work!!

  • Great 
  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-06-07 5:03]

Hi Peter!
What a wonderful portrait.
Superb sharpness and impressive details of the animal.
Beautiful natural colours.
Ciao! Vanda

Hello Peter,
WOW, look at those teeth. You managed to take a stunning photo of this monkey yawning. I just never want to be close to it when it's in a bad mood. Beautiful colors and clear details. Very well done my friend and thanks for sharing.

Impresionante !... como muchos de tus trabajos.

Hi Peter,
What an amazing Picture of that Green Monkey! Wow! I think that picture needs no much words! Only one .... Perfect!

The look of the Monkey is great! It seems if he crossed his eyes at is nose ;O)

Cheers from Germany

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2010-07-05 1:48]

Hi Peter!

Looks like paradise for every dentist :-) But seriously - excellent timing and great scene. I've never seen this specie.

Hello Peter, how are you?
As I a ahve a ultra slow inet connection at the moment, I had to chose one photo from oyur gallery looking at the thumbs only. This one stands out very much!
It is a beautiful photo, the accurate exposure helps a lot with the details on dark parts, composition and time are lovely. Not only impressing but also interesting subjetc.
Best regards, Felipe.

  • Great 
  • Rhea (10)
  • [2011-04-08 10:11]

Splendid timing!
I love the sharpness and details you're potraying here.

Calibration Check