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Jul 19

Gelada monkey, Ethiopia

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Just joining in on the #unleash Photo Challenge fun, hoping to inspire you to post some creative wildlife photos of your own! I made this photo of a gelada monkey at twilight in the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia.

For this photo, I used flash at low power to provide some gentle fill light to separate the monkey from its surroundings. I went wide with my Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 lens to show the dramatic landscape and twilight skies. I like this combination of going wide and using supplemental light when making wildlife photos, as it allows me to make my compositions more interesting and to tell more of a story about my subjects.


Good luck to everyone on the Photo Challenge! To learn more about the Challenge, click here.

Jul 19

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