Crested Black Macaque portrait

THREATENED SPECIES – Runner-up

I took this portrait of a critically endangered Sulawesi Crested Black Macaque (Macaca nigra) while hiking through the thick rainforest in North Sulawesi in Indonesia. It was fairly dark under the dense canopy overhead, but for a brief moment a chink of light illuminated the primate’s pensive, almost sombre countenance.
Sulawesi Island, Indonesia
Canon EOS 50D, Canon 100–400mm IS lens at 400mm, 1/80, f5.6, ISO 640, handheld

Status: The Sulawesi Crested Black Macaque (Macaca nigra) is listed as Critically Endangered.

by Michael Gallagher, London, United Kingdom