I took this picture before about 1.5 years during my visit to the zoo in Frankfurt.Was indeed very special and original for me intrigued.Below some information about the type of the animal, but also for the great zoo of Frankfurt.
ENG:The Emperor Tamarin (Saguinus imperator) is a tamarin allegedly named for its resemblance to the German emperor Wilhelm II. It lives in the southwest Amazon Basin, in east Peru, north Bolivia and in the west Brazilian states of Acre and Amazonas.The fur of the Emperor Tamarin is predominantly grey colored, with yellowish speckles on its chest. The hands and feet are black and the tail is brown. Outstanding is its long, white mustache, which extends to both sides beyond the shoulders. The animal reaches a length of 24 to 26 cm (9½ to 10¼ in), plus a 35 cm (13¾ in) long tail. It weighs approximately 300 to 400 g (10½ to 14 oz).This primate inhabits tropical rain forests, living deep in the forest and also in open tree-covered areas. This diurnal species walks or runs quadrupedally through the forest, spending the majority of its days in the trees with quick, safe movements and broad jumps among the limbs.The Emperor Tamarin lives together in groups of two to eight animals. The oldest female leads the group above several mature males. Mutual grooming plays an important role for bonding and socializing. The Emperor Tamarin is known to form mixed-species associations with the Brown-mantled Tamarin (Saguinus fuscicollis). It has various cries which help them to promptly recognize interlopers.The black-chinned emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator imperator) is one of the two subspecies of the emperor tamarin. Unlike the bearded emperor tamarin, it has no beard. It is distributed throughout the rainforests of Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia. Not much on its conservation is known, so it is listed as Data Deficient by the IUCN. After a gestation period of 140–145 days, females give birth to usually two infants, sometimes one. It is the same size as the emperor tamarin and it eats almost the same food: Bugs, spiders, fruit, tree sap, and nectar.The bearded emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator subgrisescens) is one of the two subspecies of the emperor tamarin. It is similar to the black-chinned emperor tamarin, with the beard. It usually lives in groups of 3-8, but can be found alone.
FRANKFURT ZOO:The Frankfurt Zoological Garden is the zoo of Frankfurt, Germany. It features over 5,000 animals of more than 600 species on more than 13 hectares. The zoo was founded in 1858 and is the second oldest Zoo in Germany. It lies in the eastern part of the Innenstadt (inner city). Former director of the zoo was Bernhard Grzimek.The Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS) was founded in 1858 by citizens of Frankfurt citizens to establish the Zoological Garden, which it operated until the First World War. The city council then assumed responsibility for the zoo until 1950, when the FZS again became the zoo's development association.Crocodiles, gorillas, lions and rhinos: you don`t have to travel to Africa to see these fascinating animals. A trip to Frankfurt Zoo is just as good.The zoo offers not only a green recreation area on your doorstep. Here you can discover more than 4,500 animals in over 400 species. Our animals dowell in surroundings as natural as possible, with many places to hide and live in species-specific social groups just they do in the wild.
We are open every day of the year from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm (summer) or to 5.00 pm (winter).Ticket sales cease half an hour prior to closing time.
How to find us
You reach the Frankfurt Zoo by underground line U6/U7, tram line 14 and bus line 31 (station Zoo).
Entrance Fees - Day tickets
Adults (18 and over) € 8
Children (6 and over) € 4
Disabled persons (with a degree of disablement of 80% or more - only with ID) € 4
Family tickets € 20
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ourania (33493) 2012-04-12 6:57
πολύ όμορφο και καλοφτιαγμένο κάδρο. Είναι ένα κανονικό πορτραίτο έτσι που α "αυτοκράτορας" κάθεται ήρεμα και κοτάζει καταδεκτικά το φακό. Το σύμπλεγμα των κλαδιών χαρίζει βάθος και γεμίζει το κάδρο με ενδιαφέροντα μοτίβα. Ο φωτισμός είναι εξαιρετικός, ο τρόπος που παίζει η σκιά με το φως και οι πλούσιες αποχρώσεις του πράσινου δημιουργούν θαυμάσια εντύπωση. Μπράβο και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλή Ανάσταση,
abmdsudi (44792) 2012-04-12 7:04
I like this shot as it shows the cute endangered Tamarins inquisitive nature. Sadly not much details can be seen here apart form his excellent moustache! Medium long lens and closeup would be a better choice, it's very interesting to watch this little fella going about the normal day in the 'natural' habitat. I think it's difficult to get the exposure right under this condition but this looks more or less spot on for it really makes the emporer pop from the background. Good effort,
dip (23640) 2012-04-12 8:30
Γειά σου Χρήστο,
τα έχω δει σε ζωολογικούς κήπους και τα βρίσκω λίγο αστεία αυτά τα ζώα με τα τεράστια άσπρα μουστάκια,
ωραία η φωτογραφία σου,μου αρέσει ο συνδυασμός των χρωμάτων και το καδράρισμα,
cornejo (33296) 2012-04-12 8:46
Hi Chris, very good photo of this beautiful and unique animal, very well framed and carried out with sharpness and natural color. Very nice and charming work, congratulations. Good afternoon and happy weekend. Tfs.
mohammad_H (9548) 2012-04-12 9:38
Very interesting view of hunting and pure and beautiful moment. Clearly superior. And exciting and joyful for me.
pajaran (53320) 2012-04-12 12:05
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, ostrina i prikaz lepim bojama.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good text with a given data ...
Good time recording, contrast, sharpness and display beautiful colors.
Enjoyable evening and all the best.
patdeph (35748) 2012-04-12 13:08
the light was not easy, and it's difficult to see very well the tamarin.But the light ine tree gives it magnificent colors,and creates a slendid atmosphere, I like his very much.Thanks for the long and interesting note.
Zengi001 (2585) 2012-04-12 13:12
Strange kind of monkey it is, i do not remember i've seen one before. At first sight, the photo presents itself by sharpness and vivid colors, then you have to wiev carefully to resolve the details, not an easy shot for wieving, still a good one!
ciakgiak (30421) 2012-04-12 15:02
a parte la particolarità del soggetto e la curiosità che suscita, mi piace moltissimo l'effetto creato dalla vegetazione, la luce filtrante ed i bellissimi colori. Davvero eccellente la qualità dello scatto.
Un caro saluto
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-04-12 15:06
Γεια σου Χρήστο..
Όμορφη εικόνα με ωραία χρώματα, φως και οξύτητα! ωραίο καδραρισμό από αυτό το πολύ αστείο και συμπαθητικό ζώο! καλή δουλειά
Χαιρετίσματα και καλό πάσχα!
altay1364 (0) 2012-04-12 16:29
çok iyi bir manzara ve foto.beğendim.
siamesa (27749) 2012-04-13 1:30
Bom dia Chris
Simply spectacular.Mustaches are interesting. Very well captured. TFS
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-04-13 2:58
With these whiskers, the animal resembles a venerable guru. The composition is skilful. Exposure is good, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
lousat (79125) 2012-04-13 10:45
Hi Chris,this is a perfect pic for treknature too,a magnificent capture in a very strange and dark light very well managed,excellents details and high saturation as i like.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
vasilpro (40997) 2012-04-13 12:22
Γεια σου Χρήστο,
που τον ανακάλυψες αυτόν τον μουστακαλή τύπο! πολύ όμορφο ζωάκι που πρέπει να ανήκει σε σπάνιο είδος, πολύ ωραία τον τράβηξες την ώρα που καθόταν πάνω στα κλαδιά και σε παρατηρούσε.
Καλή Ανάσταση, Βασίλης.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-04-13 15:07
non conoscevo questo animale dai grandi baffi bianchi.
Ben ripresa l'immagine, difficile quando si tratta di animali che possono muoversi all'improvviso.
Cornice ambientale di grande bellezza,
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-04-13 20:15
I have never seen a bird with moustache. He is giving you a nice pose. I like the background. The colors and sharpness are superb.
jhm (141273) 2012-04-14 0:31
I am a very great fan for a visit to the Zoo, in Antwerp or Planckendael in Belgium.
I've a great collection animals, it's always very plasant for look at.
Also your picture is very lovely.
I know that take pictures in the Zoo is not easy, but good done. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ikeharel (59569) 2012-04-14 0:54
Indeed an intriguing type, Chris.
shuld have been a wonderful image, but the backlight-effect show him as a silhouette, with a mustache.
Overwhal the garden around has vivid colors and fine veg.'s.
Have a nice weekend,
tober (8797) 2012-04-14 3:47
Hello Chris, at the first glance I supposed it was taken in a tropical region. Very nicely captured and this lovely "Emperor Tamarin" has a macho appearance with a hanging moustache :) Congratulations.
Cricri (108693) 2012-04-14 6:37
Un animal étrange et amusant avec sa longue moustache, une jolie capture et de jolies couleurs, dommage qu'il soit un peu sombre, sinon c'est une très belle image
jemaflor (86608) 2012-04-14 8:51
Well framed, good colors and light in the bg and on all these branches maybe a little just on the animal, intersting tamarin.
drizzless (122) 2012-04-14 8:55
Interesting and informative note, the light and colour coordination is great, like the Tamarin`s "moustache" - makes him stand out and look very wise indeed.
Have a nice day
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-14 11:02
a charming portrait with attractive composition and lovely details, superb POV and soft lights, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-04-14 11:54
سلام دوست من
خوش رنگ عالی نشان دادی
Sonata11 (33298) 2012-04-14 13:37
Wow!!! what the cutest fellow sitting on the branch. He is sooooo unique with cute, funny with the big moustaches I've ever seen. Marvellous capture the animal. I love it. Congratulation for you wonderful work. Thanks for sharing and informative note. Awesome !!!
All the best and have a nice WE,
diomed (13926) 2012-04-14 16:01
very interesting image captured in the Frankfurt zoo. Beautiful texture of the trees' branches with the Tamarin in the middle. Excellent sharp and depth.
Kielia (23847) 2012-04-15 5:48
I think this is a very beautiful portrait of this fascinating creature - its attitude is priceless. The accompanying note is also very interesting. Thanks for sharing – I had to smile to myself because I also posted an image today dedicated to the German Emperor Wilhelm II.
raszid62 (18585) 2012-04-15 13:52
Αυτή η εξωτική μαϊμού με γκρι, μακριά μουστάκια, μοιάζει με παλιά κινεζική φασκόμηλο. Αυτή η εικόνα δίνει την εντύπωση ότι οι φωτογραφίες τραβήχτηκαν στην τροπική ζούγκλα, όχι στο ζωολογικό κήπο της Ευρώπης. Χρώμα και ποιότητα εικόνας πολύ καλά.
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-04-16 18:32
This is a nice saturated image capturing the emperor under natural framing. I like the long mustache and the light on the green leaves.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
Nard (6972) 2012-04-17 0:24
A nice picture, even if it is a little bit dark, with good framing and beautiful natural colors. This animal looks very funny with his big mustache.
bayno (18342) 2012-04-17 13:25
great shot, good light and its management, I like the colors and the strange animal that did not think I've ever seen...very intersting note...
aliabazari (15997) 2012-04-17 18:23
Very beautiful record. Composition and lighting is well done. Beautiful and eye-catching colors.
AliMoein (780) 2012-04-18 11:04
What a beautiful shot
It has a very good colors and light
All the best
angel66 (1006) 2012-04-18 23:59
nice colour and funny subject..it wasnt an easy shot but it came out very pleasant to look!
danyy (0) 2012-04-19 7:23
curieux animal dans des lumières de contre jour tout aussi curieuses. Un document intéressant, un animal que je n'avais encore jamais vu. Dommage qu'il soit si sombre, mais sa moustache ressort tellement bien.
delpeoples (53659) 2012-04-22 5:01
Oh what a little cutie and he seems to be posing for you too! You did well with the available light, you could probably have increased the exposure or brightness a little, but this is really just a question of personal taste.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
Nicou (125150) 2012-04-22 11:57
Fantastique compo e tiamge usperbe cpatage dans les branche et les bellemfeuilles verts sueprbe compo e tiamge.
Bravo et amitié
ChrisJ (100768) 2012-04-24 4:34
I am fairly hopeless with wildlife shots. I always miss the decisive moment hoping for a better angle. This is superb. Good framing, lighting and back & sidelighting on the animal. Nicely framed between the branches, too. The rust red & green colours go well together. Tfs!
kennyblack (4207) 2012-04-24 5:50
Excellent image of the emperor tamarind caught in the branches and green leaves with a beautiful contrast. Maybe the photo is a bit 'underexposed because you do not see the details of the muzzle of the monkey. In any case, the photo is beautiful and a great POV.Very complete your description note
The best Regard 's, have a nice day ... Marino
adramad (39150) 2012-04-28 10:37
Fantastic composition with this strange and unknown animals, I really like the graphics of all these branches of tree and its beautiful contrast that offers a nice contrast with the green of the leaves.
Enjoy the weekend.
clic (15412) 2012-05-05 5:17
Geia sou Chris
So her bearded Majesty was holding court and it composes in this natural environment a colorful official portrait!!
agjika (3616) 2012-05-05 13:32
I like the moustache in this tamarin, the back light has really made this photo even though you cannot see the eyes which is seen as very important in this sort of photography.
Great light and composition.
alpi1500 (1518) 2012-05-30 6:17
İt' excelent shot.Very nice sharpness.
Have a nice day.
adores (38697) 2012-06-02 9:28
Guess it's the first time I'm seeing one of these animals!They look really great and you farmed it well on the branches, looking at your camera:)!
sacimar (26025) 2012-06-26 7:49
good image of this particular animal, I like the composition, the scene with the tree branches and the light and shadow areas is excellent, well done,
bona (13117) 2012-06-28 4:20
nice photo of this monkey. Never see this kind of animal. I like his white "mustache" constrasting with the dark face and trees.
marina7 (8055) 2012-07-13 8:49
Oh God, what a stunning creature, Chris! Absolutely amazing! The way he's staring into the camera and that freaky mustaches, lol. All against a gorgeous colorful background, great shot! Thanks for sharing.
pierrefonds (58311) 2013-05-05 5:07
The branches and the trees are framing well the animal. The point of vies is showing the details and colours of the Emperor Tamarin. The surrounding light is giving a good contrast to the colours. Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Chris Vekris (chrisvek) (7001)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-09
- Categories: Humorous, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D3000, 18 - 55 mm EF-S 3.5:5.6, 4 GB CF card, 28mm UV
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-12 6:27