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Noisy Night Monkey

Aotus vociferans


Night monkeys have big, brown eyes and therefore have increased ability to be active at night. Their ears are rather difficult to see, and their genus name, Aotus, means "earless" because of this. There is little data on the weights of wild night monkeys.


1 of the 7 species of primates I spotted during my time in Yasuni National Park, claimed as the most biodiverse place in the world. 10 species of Monkey have been confirmed to have been found in this region, the only 3 species missed were: Monk Saki Monkey, Ecuadorian Saki Monkey, and Pygmy Marmoset. *edited to add a second shot which showed the second monkey briefly*

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28 Comments (1–25)

MaryFord 9 years ago

Awesome! Maybe add to National Geographic's Great Nature Project mission?

DonnaBollenbach 9 years ago

Huge Eyes. Sweet face. Mischievous gaze. Congratulations

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Congratulations Cody. Beautiful shots. Awesome

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

Awesome spotting! Congratulations Cody!

RiekoS 9 years ago

Congratulations to be in National Geographic spotting of the week!
That is so special and you are so proud of.

YukoChartraw 9 years ago

Congratulations on your National Geographic SOTW! This spotting is truly fantastic!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Congratulation ,,

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Fantastic capture! Congrats!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

Really nice all around, congrats Cody!

Congratulation on the National Geographic SOTW, fantastic work, Cody.conway, thank you for sharing.

Cody.conway 9 years ago

Thanks Env and Noel!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 9 years ago

Congratulations Cody for the SOTW honors! Great spot and info!

Cody.conway 9 years ago

Thanks all! It's always nice to have some recognition on hard work! For slightly more information on this shot: It was photographed from a canoe standing up in the rain, waiting for the right moment. There were two Night Moneys in this tree, but the other was indeed quite shy. It was shot at 700mm Exp: 1/100, ISO 1600, F5.6
Canon 5D Mk II, 500mm F4 IS L, 1.4x TC EF II

gatorfellows 9 years ago

Congratulations on National Geographic spotting of the week! Wonderful photo capture :)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 9 years ago

cute animal
great spotting

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 9 years ago

Congratulations Cody on this great achievement. such a Beautiful little monkey.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

Amazing animal and information! Congrats!

KarenL 9 years ago

Congratulations Cody! Your adorable monkey has been chosen National Geographic spotting of the week!

A noisy night monkey is photographed in Ecuador's Yasuní National Park.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Wonderful spotting and how cool that you saw so many species!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Great shot !

Cody.conway 9 years ago

They were quite quiet Tom! And thanks for this becoming the spotting of the week!

Tom15 9 years ago

Were they really noisy? Another great shot!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 9 years ago

Great capture..

Olivia Chee
Olivia Chee 9 years ago

Nice shot!

ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Great capture, Cody! I hope you're having fun!!

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Parroquia Nuevo Rocafuerte, Provincia de Orellana, Ecuador

Spotted on May 19, 2013
Submitted on May 24, 2013

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