This is a Mandrill monkey from Wingham Wildlife Park, which is almost straight out of camera using FLASH!! I had a couple of amazing Flash workshops with Paul Indigo... <ahref="http://500px.com/PaulIndigo"target="_blank"Check out his portfolio</a> Paul has a huge amount of experience and knowledge and his photographs, for me, always capture a moment and perfectly exposed in camera... I have always been very nervous around flash but I wouldn't have got this shot and the colours without that flash gun!!! Many thanks Paul!
These colorful primates are threatened. They are often hunted as bushmeat, and many Africans consider them to be a delicacy. Mandrills are feeling the squeeze of spreading agriculture and human settlement—both are shrinking their rain forest homeland.