Big 5s

Xi Zhinong

Photographer / Film-maker

“In China, Yunnan has the most biodiversity of any area. It’s a hotspot from ancient times. The Yunnan province can be called the ‘Kingdom of wildlife’, with many different wildlife species represented, including several different species of gibbons and also snub-nosed monkeys.

In my opinion, the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey should be known as the ‘King’ of the Yunnan wildlife kingdom. First, they are the monkeys living at the highest altitude of all the snub-nosed family. It is in the snow mountain area. Secondly, the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey is a monkey that is the most alike to humans, like people, like ourselves, so that’s why I think that monkey should be the king. They have red lips, pink cheeks, and on the heads of male, they even have the hairstyle of Beckham.

I have to say that for wildlife photographers, failing to find the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey is normal. It’s a great surprise to witness even just once.”

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Photo by Xi Zhinong

My Big 5

    Yunnan Snub-Nosed Monkey
    Tibetan Antelope
    Snow Leopard
    Takin
    Marco Polo Sheep

Xi Zhinong

Photographer / Film-maker

“In China, Yunnan has the most biodiversity of any area. It’s a hotspot from ancient times. The Yunnan province can be called the ‘Kingdom of wildlife’, with many different wildlife species represented, including several different species of gibbons and also snub-nosed monkeys.

In my opinion, the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey should be known as the ‘King’ of the Yunnan wildlife kingdom. First, they are the monkeys living at the highest altitude of all the snub-nosed family. It is in the snow mountain area. Secondly, the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey is a monkey that is the most alike to humans, like people, like ourselves, so that’s why I think that monkey should be the king. They have red lips, pink cheeks, and on the heads of male, they even have the hairstyle of Beckham.

I have to say that for wildlife photographers, failing to find the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey is normal. It’s a great surprise to witness even just once.”

Photo by Xi Zhinong

My Big 5

    Yunnan Snub-Nosed Monkey
    Tibetan Antelope
    Snow Leopard
    Takin
    Marco Polo Sheep

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