A taste of humanity

Stefano Unterthiner's Image

The promise of food can make macaques excitable, which can lead to agitation and aggression.

Feeding yaki is forbidden in the Tangkoko Nature Reserve and although locals tend to obey the rules, the restrictions have not stopped these picnickers, who are either ignorant or indifferent.

Behind the lens

Stefano Unterthiner

Stefano Unterthiner


Stefano became serious about photography at 17 and went on to obtain a PhD in zoology from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland). He is the author of nine photography books, a multi-award winner in Wildlife Photographer of the Year and a regular contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine. Stefano has run many long-term multimedia projects, the latest being A Family in the Arctic.

Image details

  • Nikon D4S
  • 16–35mm f4 lens
  • 1/160 sec at f8
  • Tangkoko Nature Reserve, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
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