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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A curious Vervet monkey

I was on Safari in Samburu National reserve and one day whilst eating lunch, I noticed a young Vervet monkey slowly making his way toward me. He eventually settled in a tree nearby and was superbly backlit by the sun. He watched keenly before being eventually called away by his kin.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Photo Location: Samburu County, Kenya
Camera: Canon EOS 80D
Copyright: © Phil Parks