Moroccan Macaque

What better way to start off the new year than with a monkey.

While in Marrakech over Christmas I took a day trip out to the Cascades d’Ouzoud in the middle Atlas mountains. As the name suggests, the main attraction there was a lovely set of waterfalls, so it was a bonus when I saw the macaques who were lounging around, happily being fed by visitors.

As with those at the Jigokudani monkey park in Japan, they can be tricky to photograph sometimes due to their constant movement and the level of zoom/f-stop being used, but was happy to get at least this one which I thought came out rather nicely.

Hope everyone had a nice New Year’s night.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 155mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s