The title and text below are taken directly from chat.openai. Another experiment with AI, followed by 6 portraits that I made in the Apenheul on Wednesday. The text is not quite my style, but quite educational 😉


The Apenheul is a unique animal park where you can experience apes up close. Capturing ape portraits in the Apenheul is a challenging and fascinating task. Here are some tips for creating beautiful ape portraits.

Explore the apes’ natural environment. The Apenheul provides a lush habitat with trees, branches, and climbing opportunities. Look for interesting compositions where the apes are surrounded by natural elements.

Choose the right moment to photograph. Apes can be playful, but there are also quieter moments. Early mornings and late afternoons are ideal when the apes are calmer, and the light is warm. These moments provide an excellent opportunity for intimate portraits.

Focus on the expressive faces of the apes. Direct your attention to their eyes, nose, and mouth to capture their unique features. Take close-up portraits where the details are clearly visible, bringing the ape’s personality to life.

Be patient and observe. Apes are curious, and their behavior can be unpredictable. Take the time to observe how they interact with each other. This way, you can capture the perfect moment when the ape presents itself naturally.

Respect the apes and their space. Keep a safe distance and use a telephoto lens to capture close-ups without disturbing them. Also, follow the guidelines of the Apenheul and respect any rules regarding photography.

With these tips, you can create enchanting ape portraits in the Apenheul. Enjoy observing these magnificent animals and capture their unique character with your camera.



Slingeraap - Spider monkey
Slingeraap – Spider monkey



Kroonmaki - Crowned lemur
Kroonmaki – Crowned lemur



Javaanse langoer - Javan lutung
Javaanse langoer – Javan lutung






Berberaap - Barbary macaque
Berberaap – Barbary macaque



Orang-oetan - Orangutan
Orang-oetan – Orangutan



Slingeraap - Spider monkey
Slingeraap – Spider monkey


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