National Geographic News

Maya Tomb, Honduras

Photograph by Kenneth Garrett, National Geographic

Anticipation is a skill that all great photographers draw on when searching for the right moment to press the shutter. While shooting this delightful photo, I can just imagine Ken Garrett framing this scene and then following the little monkey as he walked through the shot … tail up … get to that open area, little buddy … Bingo! A great photograph. —Annie Griffiths

Photo Tip: When you feel that something wonderful is about to happen, trust your instinct. Be patient and ready for that magical moment when it all comes together. Resist the temptation to shoot too much or too soon, or you may miss the decisive moment.

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