Nature Photography: Monkey Portraits

Shooting a Monkey

-Mahavir Sanglikar

Two years ago I was on tour of Orissa, an Eastern state of India. At Udaygiri-Khandgiri caves I got a chance to take photographs of monkeys. Here are some of the photographs I took there.

All these photographs were taken at just 2 Mega Pixels with Canon PowerShot A540, my tiny digital camera.

Above: This male monkey was looking scary, but I dared to take this close-up photograph going very near to him as my camera was not allowing to shoot from distance because of its limitations.
Above: This male monkey was looking scary, but I dared to take this close-up photograph going very near to him as my camera was not allowing to shoot from distance because of its limitations.
Above: This is a cute female, co-operated me to take this close-up photograph of her
Above: This is a cute female, co-operated me to take this close-up photograph of her
Above: Monkey giving a side pose photograph
Above: Monkey giving a side pose photograph
Above: A unique pose given by this monkey sitting in a cave at Khandgiri.
Above: A unique pose given by this monkey sitting in a cave at Khandgiri.
Another pose given by a monkey
Another pose given by a monkey

This monkey is known as Langur and found almost everywhere in south Asia. In India, they are known as Hanuman Langur also. In Indian mythology, Hanuman, a monkey helped Lord Ram in his war against Ravan.

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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

You have some great pictures. I love these monkeys, as generally their nature is very friendly and polite! :-)

Thanks for SHARING.


icountthetimes 4 years ago

They are such fascinating creatures. Wonderful photographs for a 2 Mega Pixels camera too. You're clearly a much better photographer than I am.

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