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As the majority of primates live in tropical forest and spend a lot of time up in the trees – or concealed behind leaves – filming them is a tough challenge. The Life team had to use all their primate intelligence, forward-thinking, field craft and hand-eye co-ordination to succeed.
Camerawoman Justine Evans, primatologist Tatyana Humle and their field assistants filmed chimpanzees using tools in the forests of Guinea, West Africa. It took a month of intense effort for Justine to capture some unforgettable behavior, and earn the trust of our closest living relatives.