Survival means a good grip

Posted by Graeme Guy on Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:57 pm

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I recently introduced Dusky Langurs, a leaf-eating primate found mainly in western Malaysia. Females give birth to orange babies who change colour in 4 months to the adult hue. This species lives mainly in the forest canopy and moving location requires a lot of jumping....up to 50 per day. The mothers with their young move ....and jump..... with the troop. From day 1 junior must cling to  the mothers belly fur. As in the image, she does not assist as all limbs are used for balance and landing.
The juvenile in this backlit image is at best two weeks old.

Canon EOS1SX Mk 3, Tamron 150-600, f8 lens @428mm, ISO 6400, 1/2500, f8, handheld.

These are beautiful, passive primates that are listed as 'Endangered' due to habitat loss and the illegal trade in exotic animals

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by david fletcher on Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:27 pm
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Striking moment captured with great framing Graeme. Thanks for the info
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:54 pm
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Great action capture, Graeme. I always think that leaping primates with their infants are heart in the mouth moments!

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by Ron Day on Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:12 pm
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Wonderful behavior captured here, and the backlight is beautiful, Graeme. Great work!

by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:38 am
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Love the strong contrast and drama of the moment. Beautiful capture!!
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