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Tracking a Pandemic

Tracking a Pandemic
Photograph by Karen Kasmauski

Shot in the forest of southeastern Gabon, a monkey will soon become dinner. First, New York University primatologist Paul Telfer will take a tissue sample. “I’m constantly on the lookout for new viruses in different species of primates,” he says. Learning more about how viruses infect such animals in the wild will help scientists better understand HIV, the cause of AIDS, which probably evolved from simian viruses and now infects more than 40 million humans around the globe.



Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 20-35mm zoom
Speed and F-Stop: 1/200 @ f/11
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Midafternoon
Lighting Techniques: I used a strobe with ambient light.


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