Thanks Ian!

November 5, 2008 6:19 PM

Following in the footsteps of his father, Ian Nichols has spent several months during the past few years in the Goualougo Triangle on assignment as a photographer for the National Geographic Society. His goal was to document the Goualougo Triangle chimpanzees and other wildlife inhabiting the pristine forests. Ian was particularly interested in photographing the unique tool using behaviors of the chimpanzees. In order to accomplish this task, Ian used camera traps to capture photographs of the apes and other wildlife. Cameras were stationed at termite mounds known to be visited by chimpanzees which allowed him to capture images of termite fishing by the apes. Ian also stationed cameras at fruiting trees where he was rewarded with images of chimpanzees, elephants, gorillas and red river hogs pigs. In addition, Ian used tree platforms that were stationed high in the canopy to get unique views of the apes in the canopy.

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