Friday, June 28, 2013

Episode 1: Mammals

I remember when Steve Irwin would disrupt his regular schedule of poking reptiles and go to Africa to find elephants and monkeys. Those were the worst episodes. What a ripoff. Yeah, yeah, I guess a true nature lover appreciates all life on this planet equally and whatever, but screw that. Mammals are boring.

Unfortunately, I'm about to do the same to you guys. Please forgive me. For better or worse, mammals (mainly monkeys) were a significant part of the experience at Tiputini because they were everywhere and excluding them would be an incomplete representation of my month there.

This was made with Windows Movie Maker so don't expect Oscar quality cinema. It was also recorded with a subpar digital camera. That being said, I had some amazing photo opportunities and a goal of this project is to show what you can see, without National Geographic photo expertise, in the most biodiverse place on earth.

So without further ado, here it is:

Remember to watch in high quality!

Monkeys of Tiputini:

  • Wooly, Lagothrix lagothricha poeppigii
  • Spider, Ateles belzebuth belzebuth
  • Howler, Alouatta seniculus
  • Saki, Pithecia aequatorialis
  • Squirrel, Saimiri sciureus
  • Golden-Mantle Tamarin, Saguinus tripartitus
  • Capuchin, Cebus albifrons*
  • Dusky Titi, Callicebus discolor*
  • Pygmy Marmoset, Cebuella pygmaea*
  • Night, Aotus vociferans*
    • "Second cover" of the 125th Anniversary Edition of National Geographic
*Not in my video

See all monkeys here, if you're into that. 

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