Archive for 'Atelidae'

Spider monkey (Ateles sp)

Almost every day I encountered either spider or howler monkeys. This individual is part of a group I found during one of my many trips on the oxbow lake at the Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC). They have made a float out of two canoes – perfect for photographers and others that want a […]

Red Howler Monkey (Alouatta seniculus)

There are many groups of both spider and howler monkeys roaming the forest around Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC), and this group turned up as I was photographing flowers. They were inquisitive and calm, and some stopped to check me out, but the group was on the move so they had to follow – […]

Black and Gold Howler (Alouatta caraya)

This part of the Pantanal has numerous forested islands. Islands, as they are truly so during the annual floods, but also virtual islands during the dry season as they have a completely different vegetation than the flood plains. Despite being separated by grasslands and lakes, the howler monkeys thrive here. This encounter was not far […]

Black and Gold Howler (Alouatta caraya)

This part of the Pantanal has numerous forested islands. Islands, as they are truly so during the annual floods, but also virtual islands during the dry season as they have a completely different vegetation than the flood plains. Despite being separated by grasslands and lakes, the howler monkeys thrive here. This encounter was not far […]

Peruvian spider monkey (Ateles chamek)

During my 2 weeks in the Bolivian Amazon I only had this very brief encounter. They are always on the move, so dependent on the size of the group they can pass you in less than a minute. As the encounter happens in a dense jungle and I’m looking high up in the canopy, it’s […]

Bolivian red howler (Alouatta sara)

I heard one or more groups every day, but seeing them was another matter. This was my closet encounter during my stay.