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Mich and her baby Ek Punta Laguna, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Mar 30, 2017 Ateles geoffroyi,Geoffroys spider monkey,Geotagged,Mexico,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Mich and her baby Ek

Punta Laguna, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Mar 30, 2017

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  1. The first of a little series on the spider monkey group we followed in Punta Laguna.
    They have been followed by researchers and students nearly uninterruptedly for over twenty years, so they are completely habituated to humans. This, combined with the low canopy and these monkeys' unusual tendency to often come down to the ground (due to the lack of predators), makes it probably one of the best places on the American continent to observe wild spider monkeys.
    Posted 2 years ago
  2. Beautiful portrait of Mum and her baby! Posted 2 years ago
  3. This entire series is so completely stunning! These monkeys are gorgeous and have so much personality! Posted 2 years ago
  4. Thanks! The first thing I had to do when I got there was learn to recognize all 38 monkeys in the group. It was difficult at first but getting good pictures of them really helped highlight how distinct each individual monkey looks! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Wow, 38! Incredible. What an awesome experience to observe this group. Posted 2 years ago
      1. Yes, it was terrific. I recommend to all my friends who visit Yucatan that they spend a day at Punta Laguna. Posted 2 years ago

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Geoffroy's spider monkey, ''Ateles geoffroyi'', also known as black-handed spider monkey, is a species of spider monkey, a type of New World monkey, from Central America, parts of Mexico and possibly a small portion of Colombia. There are at least five subspecies. Some primatologists classify the black-headed spider monkey, ''A. fusciceps'', found in Panama, Colombia and Ecuador as the same species as Geoffroy's spider monkey.

Similar species: Primates
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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Uploaded Mar 2, 2018. Captured Mar 30, 2017 07:54 in Quintana Roo Nuevo Durango - Coba, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
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  • f/5.6
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO1600
  • 300mm