Monkey Cuddle wall print

People's Choice Award, Nominee 2021

Zhang was visiting China’s Qinling Mountains to observe the behaviour of the Sichuan snub-nosed monkey. The mountains' temperate forests are the endangered monkeys’ only habitat, which in itself is under threat from forest disturbance.

Zhang loves to watch the dynamics of the family group – how close and friendly they are to each other. And when it is time to rest, the females and young huddle together for warmth and protection. This image perfectly captures that moment of intimacy. The young monkey’s unmistakable blue face nestled inbetween two females, their striking golden-orange fur dappled in light.

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MONKEY CUDDLE © Zhang Qiang 2021. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is owned by the Natural History Museum, London.

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