Monkeys of Dorset

Monkeys of Dorset

If you ever get the opportunity to visit Monkey World - the ape rescue and rehabilitation centre on the South coast of England - I'd definitely recommend it, although probably not for the reasons you'd expect.

Monkey World, Dorset

Most of the apes were quite camera-shy, and hid away in the trees and bushes. The kids were quite disappointed not to see much of the orangutans or the chimpanzees.

Monkey World, Dorset

However the mano a mano Capuchin fight on the main stage was simply epic. We were riveted for about half an hour as they kicked, bit and body-slammed each other into the deck. It was hard to pick a winner.

Monkey World, Dorset

These pictures were taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and the extraordinary Canon 35 mm f/1.4 L II USM .

Alex Nichol

About the photographer

Alex Nichol is an amateur photographer based in the UK dabbling with landscape, travel and documentary in medium format, 35mm film and digital.