Primate photo of the week: Macaca nigra

Suborder: Haplorrhini

Infraorder: Simiiformes

Superfamily: Cercopithecoidea

Family: Cercopithecidae

Subfamily: Cercopithecinae

Genus: Macaca

Species: M. nigra

The Saluwesi black crested macaque (Macaca nigra) belongs to the largest primate genus: Macaca. I love this photo by Andrew Walmsley who I was lucky enough to have several lectures/talks by at Oxford Brookes this year- I can now blame him for my expensive new camera which I couldn’t really afford, and for spending all my procrastination time on lightroom rather than essays.

You can view more wonderful wildlife photography by Andrew here: http://www.andrewwalmsleyphotography.com/ , and you can also follow the exciting and heart warming work of the Selamatkan Yaki project, who are dedicated to conserving this majestic species, here: http://selamatkanyaki.com/

 

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