It is easy to love monkeys because their faces look familiar. This species, the noisy night monkey, the only nocturnal primate in the neotropics holds a special place in my heart. I've had several memorable encounters with night monkeys in both Ecuador and Peru. After about nine encounters with 4 different family groups in the field I achieved a remarkable image of these elusive primates. They're pictured here in their daytime roost in a dead tree, high above the water line in seasonally flooded forest on a tributary of the Amazon, Pacaya Samiria Reserve, Peru ("Aotus vociferans").
Male frigate bird ("Fregata" sp.) with red gular sac partially distended, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador.