WPY 2010

Photograph Details

Winner 2010

10 Years and Under

Haijun Pei, China

Golden monkey

Haijun and his parents went to China's Qingling Mountains, Shaanxi, in winter, to search for the endangered golden snub-nosed monkey. They found a troop of monkeys drinking from a river, climbing trees, jumping and basking in the sun. 'They were so beautiful, with their long golden hair and blue faces,' Haijun says. 'The young ones played together like mischievous children.' The monkeys' main food is lichen, but they also eat fruits, seeds, leaves and bark, and Haijun noticed white marks on tree trunks made by the monkeys gnawing the bark. The camera that Haijun used was so heavy that he had to balance it on his knee to use it. 'I love the golden snub-nosed monkey,' he says.

Technical specification

Nikon D3 + 70-200mm f2.8 lens at 200mm; 1/500 sec at f3.5; ISO 800.


Qinling Mountains, Shaanxi, China: latitude 33.7564, longitude 109.603 Qinling Mountains, Shaanxi, China: latitude 33.7564, longitude 109.603

Qinling Mountains, Shaanxi, China

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Haijun Pei, China