04 Captive Monkey



Black and white photograph of a monkey taken at The Saint Louis Zoological Park (recognised worldwide for its innovative approaches to animal care and management, wildlife conservation, research and education).

I like to engage with animals gently by observing them and giving them space. I used that approach with this monkey and he came closer to me. He looked at me for a while then moved away so I feel lucky to have captured this image. It was a dark day, and the light was shining on his face, so I enhanced the dark areas and came up with this powerful and intense image. I am not a fan of animals in captivity as I believe they ultimately belong in the wild, although I do recognise the amazing work that zoos do to help conserve certain wildlife. This was my reason for titling this image ‘Captive Monkey’. I think the monkey’s intense look represents the fierceness of what captivity can do to a monkey.

High resolution image.

The image is available in print in the following sizes:

6″ x 4″ – £15
7″ x 5″ – £20
12″ x 8″ – £42 (approx. size A4)
16″ x 12″ – £70 (approx. size A3)

Slight cropping may occur on some sizes due to the dimensions of the image.

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