Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Wish you were here! Family of grinning monkeys on the beach strike photo ...

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Emma Thomas



11:42, 14 January 2014


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16:23, 14 January 2014



These cheeky monkeys appear to be posing for a series of holiday snaps in a bid to escape the January blues.


With their big grins and human-like poses the black macaques look like a happy family enjoying their time in sunnier climates.


Photographer Simone Sbaraglia, 41, captured the funny scenes on a trip to North Sulawesi, Indonesia, where the monkeys are endemic but critically endangered due to poaching and loss of habitat.


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Cheesy grin: These cheeky monkeys appear to be posing for a series of holiday snaps in a bid to escape the January blues. The black macaques look like a happy family


Cheesy grin: These cheeky monkeys appear to be posing for a series of holiday snaps in a bid to escape the January blues. The black macaques look like a happy family



The macaques were more than happy to work it for the camera - hanging from trees, posing with fruit, and even inspecting the lens to help take pictures of themselves


The macaques were more than happy to work it for the camera - hanging from trees, posing with fruit, and even inspecting the lens to help take pictures of themselves


The macaques were more than happy to work it for the camera – hanging from trees, posing with fruit, and even inspecting the lens to help take pictures of themselves




Strike a pose: This monkey stares right into the lens as others play in the river behind. The human-like poses form a series of photographs


Strike a pose: This monkey stares right into the lens as others play in the river behind. The human-like poses form a series of photographs



Relaxing: By the time he left Sulawesi the monkeys would come down from the trees to greet Simone every morning - with some even offering hugs


Relaxing: By the time he left Sulawesi the monkeys would come down from the trees to greet Simone every morning – with some even offering hugs



 






He said that the macaques were more than happy to work it for the camera – hanging from trees, posing with fruit, and even inspecting the lens to help take pictures of themselves.


By the time he left Sulawesi the monkeys would come down from the trees to greet Simone every morning – with some even offering hugs.


He now hopes his pictures will raise awareness of the endangered monkeys.


Simone, from Rome, Italy, said: ‘I hate long lenses and prefer to get very up close and personal with my subject.


Endangered: Photographer Simone Sbaraglia hopes his pictures will raise awareness of the endangered monkeys that live in Indonesia


Endangered: Photographer Simone Sbaraglia hopes his pictures will raise awareness of the endangered monkeys that live in Indonesia



Candid: Photographer Simone Sbaraglia, 41, captured the funny scenes on a trip where the monkeys are endemic but endangered due to poaching and loss of habitat


Candid: Photographer Simone Sbaraglia, 41, captured the funny scenes on a trip where the monkeys are endemic but endangered due to poaching and loss of habitat



Up close: Simone, from Rome, Italy, said:


Up close: Simone, from Rome, Italy, said: ‘I hate long lenses and prefer to get very up close and personal with my subject.’



Mr Sbaraglia said:


Mr Sbaraglia said: ‘I find macaques extremely lovable and over the course of a few weeks I learned to recognise the individuals and also their different characters.’



Selfie: This curious monkey peers into the lens to take his own photograph in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, in the series of


Selfie: This curious monkey peers into the lens to take his own photograph in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, in the series of ‘holiday snaps’ taken by Simone Sbaraglia


‘The most difficult thing in this type of photography is that one has to be accepted by the animals before any picture at all can be taken.


‘They are initially very shy and don’t like anyone approaching them.


‘When they accept you then they start to come close and interact since they are extremely curious, as most monkeys are.


‘I find macaques extremely funny a lovable and over the course of a few weeks I learned to recognise the different individuals and also their different characters.’


Monkeying around: The macaques appeared to love posing for the photographer and came down from the trees to meet him when he arrived


Monkeying around: The macaques appeared to love posing for the photographer and came down from the trees to meet him when he arrived



Accepted: Mr Sbaraglia said you have to earn the animal


Accepted: Mr Sbaraglia said you have to earn the animal’s trust before you can get close enough to capture the images




‘Shy and curious’: The macaques took a while to overcome their initial shyness but their natural curiosity encouraged them to get close to the camera



Monkey holiday: The poses look like they have come straight out of someone


Monkey holiday: The poses look like they have come straight out of someone’s holiday album









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MickAleeno,


shrewsbury, United Kingdom,


moments ago


Great photos Simone just fantastic thank-you and well done.





Candidly,


Sydney,


9 minutes ago


Do they ever blink?





comeinmars,


Tampa, United States,


17 minutes ago


Very cool! The eyes look a little creepy though





salenthia,


Scottsdale,


37 minutes ago


Crystal clear and stunning images. I want to be on that beach with the grinning one. How sad these animals are so endangered. Made my day even though I am surfing the internet on and off all day:)





ElizabethA,


Bristol, United Kingdom,


43 minutes ago


I would definitely say the photographer has been accepted by this troupe. He has succeeded in getting some super pictures, many of which were highly amusing. These Macaques certainly know how to show themselves to the best advantage.





Andie Mann,


London, United Kingdom,


48 minutes ago


Hope their relationship and learned trust in the photographer doesn’t put them in danger by having taught them humans are safe and trustworthy. They are endangered because of human poachers. I think it’s safer for wild animals if they don’t trust people. Stay away from people and live.





Amy,


Malaga,


1 hour ago


wow those pictures are surreal





Don,


Doha,


1 hour ago


I’ve heard of red eye in photographs but these are something else. Bit off-putting but great never the less.





CrashTestAddict,


Detroit,


1 hour ago


Stunning captures. I’d sure like to know what prime lens he used, and the mm’s.





CrashTestAddict,


Detroit,


1 hour ago


Stunning captures. I’d sure like to know what prime lens he used, and the mm’s.



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