So, back to the adventures of our little White-Cheeked Gibbon up at Khao Kheow Open Zoo - this shot was captured during the last week in June when he was about seven months old.
Seeing the little guy frozen like this is a kind of misleading, as it seems to suggest that he spends long moments hanging from a strand of bamboo waiting patiently for me to line up my shot, when in reality he's one of the most difficult subjects I've ever worked with for the simple reason he never seems to stay still, unless he's nestled up close with him mum!
Anyway, I love him for his playful antics and, for all the many, many shots that were immediately written off, I'm delighted to get the odd one or two that make me smile as much as this one does :^)
Once again for those that are still mistakenly referring to Gibbons as monkeys: Gibbons are a part of the ape family, same as Chimpanzees, Gorillas, and Orangutans for example. If you see a monkey-like primate and you're not sure which family it belongs to, check if it has a tail: No tail is a safe bet it's an ape, with tail, chances are fine you'll be OK calling it a monkey. Oh, and the small yet perfectly formed black thing you may happen to see hanging between this little boys legs I can assure you is definitely NOT a tail ;^)