Monkeys and Gorillas with Startling, Human-Like Expressions

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In this photo, a mandrill that has been orphaned by a shotgun blast grabs for the camera. For human onlookers, photographs like this are symbolically powerful—who, after all, can look away from an animal reaching out for help?

"Extreme Exposure," on view at the Annenberg Space for Photography through April 17 showcases incredible nature photography—including the 10 photos of monkeys and gorillas shown here—and honors the renowned photographers that produce them.

Presented with comments from the photographers revealing insight into what it takes to capture them, these images provide an intimate look at the natural world.

Pursuing the Photo that Can Inspire Change

Michael Nichols, the photographer behind this slideshow, has devoted himself to producing photography that affects environmental change.

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Photo credit: Michael Nichols

All images are part of the Extreme Exposure exhibit, October 23, 2010 — April 17, 2011, at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles

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