Golden moment

Luis Palácios's Image

Luis Palácios (Brazil) captures a touching moment between two tamarins.

After two days of hard trekking, Luis reached a small clearing where the tamarins had been spotted weeks earlier. It was late afternoon when a juvenile, struggling to break into the tough jackfruits, enjoyed a helping hand from an adult, who passed it pieces of pulp.

Golden-headed lion tamarins are found only in the diminishing remnants of the Mata Atlântica Rainforest in Brazil. More ancient than the Amazon rainforest, 90% of this precious forest has disappeared due to urban development and deforestation, spurred on by global demand for sugar, coffee and timber.

Behind the lens

Luis Palácios

Luis Palácios


Luis worked as a business executive in the digital printing industry for more than 20 years before deciding to start a photography and visual arts career in 2018. He is a graduate of the New York Film Academy and has a postgraduate qualification in Strategic Management for Sustainability. Luis works as an audio-visual producer on projects promoting environmental conservation and sustainable development, helping NGOs and researchers with volunteer work in the wildlife film and photography industry.

Image details

  • Nikon D850
  • 200–400mm f4 lens
  • 1/250 sec at f4  •   ISO 640
  • Una, Bahia, Brazil
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