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Golden-headed lion tamarin

Leontopithecus chrysomelas

Description:

The golden-headed lion tamarin is a new world primate endemic to Brazil. In the wild this species is only found in fragmented tropical forests of the state of Bahia, and is therefore listed as endangered on the IUCN red list.

Habitat:

Atlantic rainforest.

Notes:

This animal was photographed in Colchester Zoo.

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28 Comments (1–25)

Elsa
Elsa 8 years ago

Thank you Mona! :))

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Beautiful photograph.... I like the hair cut, so cool.

Elsa
Elsa 8 years ago

Thank you Nawangla :)

nawangla bhutia
nawangla bhutia 8 years ago

cute 1

Elsa
Elsa 9 years ago

Thank you Neil! Wish it was spotted in the wild!

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 9 years ago

This one is super. Beautiful!

Elsa
Elsa 9 years ago

Thank you very much Ismael - I am jealous of you being based in Costa Rica!!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Beautiful photos Elsa I love them

Elsa
Elsa 9 years ago

Thank you KarenL! :)

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Gorgeous portrait!

Elsa
Elsa 9 years ago

Habitat enrichment? I have mixed feelings about Colchester zoo. Some of the enclosures are wonderful, some could most definitely use some serious improvement.

Chicquita
Chicquita 9 years ago

I love Colchester Zoo. Do they still decorate some of the captivities with rubbish? They call it 'environment ------- ' I forgot.

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

same here Elsa

Elsa
Elsa 9 years ago

Thanks Atul! I am working on my technical skills - still got lots to learn, but project noah is awesome for inspo!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

wow Elsa you are doing a great job with the lens

Elsa
Elsa 9 years ago

Thank you very much SeanWeekly! :)

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 9 years ago

Beautiful picture!!!

Elsa
Elsa 10 years ago

@Bryan, thanks! Depth of field is within my limited knowledge, but with acronyms on top of technical jargon, no chance! haha.

@Aman, thank you for your compliment! I would add to the primate mission, but am reluctant as this animal is captive and therefore gives no true representation of global population.

BryanFlynn
BryanFlynn 10 years ago

Sorry. Yes, Carolina has it, Depth of Field. The out of focus areas contrast the in focus areas of the photo extremely well. Your subject is well defined and everything else has that kewl circular blur (or bokah) in the background.

Or, your photo is beautiful!

I'm used to Flickr commenting.

Aman
Aman 10 years ago

Wonderful shot Elsa. You should add it to the Primate Watch mission.

Elsa
Elsa 10 years ago

Ahh.. Thanks :) I love nature photography with a passion but am terrible with terminology.. Especially with acronyms!

Carolina
Carolina 10 years ago

Depth of Field, Bryan?

Elsa
Elsa 10 years ago

Thanks BryanFlynn! What does DoF mean? Pardon my ignorance..

BryanFlynn
BryanFlynn 10 years ago

Great Snapz! DoF is great!

Elsa
Elsa 10 years ago

Thank you very much Carolina :)

Elsa
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Spotted on Jun 23, 2011
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