Picture of the Month


tamarin and baby

A New Generation


The Atlantic Forest of southeast Brazil is one of the most diverse eco-systems on Earth -- and one of the most endangered.  Only 7% of the original forest cover still exists - the rest has been lost to cattle ranches and two of the world's biggest cities, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. 

There are, however, a few remaining scraps of native forest, and within these live some wonderful animals, like this wild Golden Lion Tamarin father and baby.  Once less than 200 of these animals huddled in the dwindling forest north of Rio, but with careful protection, and a worldwide captive breeding program, the population is now close to 2000. 

I was standing in deep mud when I took this, wondering whether the rain was going to short-circuit my camera.  But I was happy - to be in the company of these tiny primates, and to know that this young tamarin will likely have a future in the wild.



Camera :  Nikon D2X Digital, Natural Light


Life, Color, Drama, Reality .... No Digital Manipulation


Review a previous Picture of the Month:

Childhood, 9/2005

Penguins, 8/2005

Sea Palms, 7/2005

Aster Flower, 6/2005

Siskiyou Mountains, 5/2005

Humpback Whales, 4/2005

Christo GATES , 3/2005

Eucalyptus Leaves, 2/2005

Alaskan Aurora, 1/2005

Nesting Turtle, 12/2004

Autumn Berries, 10/2004

Costa Rica, 3/2004

Aurora Borealis, 10/2003

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