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Golden Lion Tamarin

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 6 September 2017 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The golden lion tamarin, also known as the golden marmoset, is a small New World monkey of the family Callitrichidae. Native to the Atlantic coastal forests of Brazil, the golden lion tamarin is an endangered species with an estimated wild population of about 3,500 spread between four places along southeastern Brazil, and a captive population maintained at about 490 individuals among 150 zoos.

The golden lion tamarin gets its name from its bright reddish orange pelage and the extra long hairs around the face and ears which give it a distinctive mane. Its face is dark and hairless. It is believed that the tamarin gets its hair color from sunlight and carotenoids in its food. The golden lion tamarin is the largest of the callitrichines.

It is typically only around 10.3" and only weighs around 1.37 pounds.

Photographed at the Brookfield Zoo on August 24, 2017.

NIKON D7000 1/45 second F/4.8 ISO 800 125 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Beautiful animal and interesting description.

6 Sep 2017 5:17am

Ginnie from Netherlands

I declare!

6 Sep 2017 5:23am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel graphisme de branche et charmant petit singe fantastique vue.

6 Sep 2017 5:28am

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Really magic animal. Love it
Nice portratit and explanation!

6 Sep 2017 5:40am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Très belle photo !

6 Sep 2017 6:05am

yo from Ile de France, France

Un regard interrogateur...Une magnifique fourrure qui ressemble effectivement à celle du lion !

6 Sep 2017 7:31am

Gérard from Allauch, France

Well caught with this posture

6 Sep 2017 7:52am

willy from Belgium

quelle belle fourrure Steven..

et des informations intéressantes


6 Sep 2017 8:08am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle prise il est superbe !

6 Sep 2017 8:23am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Yeah, very beautiful animal indeed !

6 Sep 2017 9:01am

Marité from France

Il est très original ce singe ! J'aime beaucoup sa fourrure...
Bonne journée !

6 Sep 2017 9:05am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

A superb capture. Excellent color and detail.

6 Sep 2017 10:10am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique .... jolies couleurs.)

6 Sep 2017 12:46pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Really amazing.

6 Sep 2017 1:23pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

A very interesting and striking animal. With this color it will be difficult to go unnoticed. This complicates survival.

6 Sep 2017 2:19pm

Devi from Chennai, India

wow...he does look awesome!!
And thank you for all the information.....Great image here !

6 Sep 2017 2:44pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful little animal!... I love it!

6 Sep 2017 3:26pm

Don from Spokane, United States

This picture is an excellent image of the golden lion tamarin. I like his pattern and its color. A fine shot.

6 Sep 2017 3:26pm

Remus from Portugal

This photo creates an excellent illusion. Either the monkey is really too small, or the twigs are too big.
Excellent duality of sizes.
The brightness is very well controlled.
Well done!

6 Sep 2017 3:28pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a fabulous portrait of this colorful monkey!!!

6 Sep 2017 3:37pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful capture

6 Sep 2017 5:17pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Lovely capture of this beautiful beast.

6 Sep 2017 5:58pm

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Superbe portrait :j'aime beaucoup!
Superb portrait: I love it!

6 Sep 2017 5:58pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

une intéressante recherche

6 Sep 2017 6:22pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Excellent shot Steve.

6 Sep 2017 7:10pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Oh, Sweet animal. I like it.

6 Sep 2017 9:17pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It certainly is beautiful.

6 Sep 2017 9:59pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

This is a great catch, Steven! Still the champ, younsre! ;-)

7 Sep 2017 2:16am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

love the blurred green background that helps the monkey and the branches jump out

7 Sep 2017 2:16am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A gorgeous image. His golden color is just amazing! It is sad that their population is so small and that they are endangered. This is a lovely portrait. I also love the background.

7 Sep 2017 2:28am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture of the wonderful golden Lion Tamarin. :)

7 Sep 2017 6:17am

London Caller from United Kingdom

Hello blondie! :)
So exotic.

We don't have marmosets in Malaysia.
We do have silvered leaf monkeys.
Their babies are golden/ orange in colour.
Like this marmoset :)

7 Sep 2017 8:40pm

k@ from Paris, France

Oh I like the way you framed this ! Superb !

8 Sep 2017 11:51am

Nelida De La Fuente from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Espléndida captura, con lindos colores e iluminación. ***** Saludos.

9 Sep 2017 12:33pm