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photoblog image Cottontop tamarin

Cottontop tamarin

The first exhibit at the Singapore Zoo. I thought he had a lot of zest for a tiny fellow. Although, they are not as small as the smallest monkeys from the Philippines (forgot their name). I chose to take an image from this angle as I wanted to show off its somewhat leonine mane. Having read that the tamarin can make distinct facial expressions which convey playfulness, dismay, fear and threat, I wonder if this particular visage is one of anger and malevolence, since there was this pesky photographer who went berserk with flash photography and probably half blinded this poor tamarin.


PS: Thanks to all visitors for their encouraging comments for the previous post, they are highly appreciated!

Cottontop tamarin

The first exhibit at the Singapore Zoo. I thought he had a lot of zest for a tiny fellow. Although, they are not as small as the smallest monkeys from the Philippines (forgot their name). I chose to take an image from this angle as I wanted to show off its somewhat leonine mane. Having read that the tamarin can make distinct facial expressions which convey playfulness, dismay, fear and threat, I wonder if this particular visage is one of anger and malevolence, since there was this pesky photographer who went berserk with flash photography and probably half blinded this poor tamarin.


PS: Thanks to all visitors for their encouraging comments for the previous post, they are highly appreciated!

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Feb 2012, 01:03
Its a fine dramatic perspective, Ayush.

If he was human I would guess his expression was one of annoyance, but I don't have the book on Tamarin body language.
He's truly beautiful, and I think you did capture him and his mane very well!
He certainly lives up to the cotton top label. What an interesting creature.
always funny animals to me
Very good angle here Ayush and a fine looking animal.
He looks like he is putting on a show for said photographer and ready to leap for another pose.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Feb 2012, 10:16
superb capture Ayush my type of photography wildlife.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Feb 2012, 14:18
You have captured him perfectly, I would imagine he was a little scared with everything going on smile
Exceptional capture Ayush!
I love the light that bathes her pretty mane. A beautiful animal!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Feb 2012, 18:53
He has been had by the head shrinkers. Great shot.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Feb 2012, 21:26
The Lion King! HA! I love it, Ayush.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Feb 2012, 00:46
I really like the way the light is captured in his fur tips and the way the light illuminates the green leaves.
He's a beautiful animal. I wouldn't want to touch him though! He probably doesn't care much for our species - and I can't blame him!
I'd say he is annoyed. Awesome capture smile
wow! that is creepy!!!

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