Vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus), Naboisho Conservancy,first of  Masai Mara, Kenya

We’ve just come back from a fantastic trip to Kenya to sort out next year’s Hawk’s Head Photography / Enlightened Media photo / video safari! Here’s the first of many images.

This chap was sitting contemplating life as we crossed a dry riverbed in the Mara. Our side of him was in shadow, so a normal well lit shot was never going to work. However, I’ve always liked images with a graphic quality and deliberately underexposing allowed the lovely back lighting to bring out the texture of the fur around the silhouette nicely.