Peru 2015 – Marmoset


I hesitate sharing this one because, objectively, it’s not very good. However, the situation was this …

I was in a skiff on the side of a river tributary. The guide was pointing into the trees and saying “monkey”. All we could see was movement, but it was extremely dark, as the sun was setting, and the monkeys were about three trees in, under the canopy. I had to shoot “wide open” to maximize the light gathering of the lens, at the cost of focus ability. Also, it was so dark, the the ISO was set extremely high (creating the noise).

So I was bouncing up and down, moving left to right, aiming and trying to focus in the dark on little monkeys that were each smaller than my hands … and I still got a shot better than the bigfoot hunters.