Before They Disappear
Kevin De Vree
Agency / Studio
Black crested macaques are critically endangered due to illegal logging, a cruel pet trade and the demand for bush meat. Seeing them in the wild was a truly humbling experience, especially since humans are responsible for their biggest challenges. It’s hard to imagine how these majestic animals may become extinct in the near future. By taking this picture I wanted to capture what would be lost if we don’t protect them.
Kevin De Vree is an underwater and travel photographer with a passion for ocean and wildlife conservation. He is co-founder of BeyondandBelow.com, which features evocative photographic journeys through the natural and cultural diversity of our planet.