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Not Monkey Again
Photograph by Nicolas Reynard

Possuelo's team—either unenthused by the dinner menu or simply exhausted from another day slogging through the jungle—await the evening meal. Monkey was a regular dish on the expedition, as were turtles, deer, game birds, peccary, and piranha. "Monkeys don't taste very good, especially when they're boiled," says photographer Nicolas Reynard. "And they don't stimulate your appetite either. You stare at them before they're cooked, and their dead eyes stare back at you. They have little hands and feet that look like a baby's. I've been eating monkey for years, but it's still a very strange feeling."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F4
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 400
Lens: Unrecorded
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded

Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Around 8 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Available light, candles, and fire
Special Equipment or Comments: I used a tripod.



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