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Lemur Catta

Lemur Catta
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Copyright: Albert Herbigneaux (albert) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 421 W: 12 N: 670] (2971)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-26
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D200 with MB-200, Nikon 80-400mm VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite African animal photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-17 21:33
Viewed: 4826
Points: 14
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The Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) is a large Strepsirhine primate, and the most recognized of all lemurs. Belonging to the family Lemuridae and the monotypic genus Lemur, it is diurnal, omnivorous and the most terrestrial of lemurs. Like all lemurs it is found only on the island of Madagascar. Known locally as Hira (Malagasy) or Maki (French and Malagasy), it inhabits gallery forests to spiny scrub in the southern regions of the island.
The Ring-tailed Lemur is easily distinguished by its long, black and white ringed tail. It is highly social and matriarchal, a trait common among lemurs but uncommon among other primates. Like other lemurs, this species relies strongly on its sense of smell and marks its territory with scent glands. It is one of the most vocal primates, with numerous vocalizations, including group cohesion and alarm calls. Despite the lack of a large brain (relative to Simiiform primates) experiments have shown that the Ring-tailed Lemur can organize sequences, understand basic arithmetic operations and preferentially select tools based on functional qualities.
Despite being listed as "Near Threatened" by the IUCN Red List and suffering from habitat destruction, the Ring-tailed Lemur reproduces readily in captivity and is the most populous lemur in zoos worldwide, numbering more than 2000 individuals. It typically lives 16 to 19 years in the wild and 27 years in captivity.
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Bardzo ciekawy zwierzak.
Kolory oświetlenie i są bardzo naturalne. Może trochę wyostrzone jest za mocno ale i tak jest bardzo dobre.



Hi Albert

Good profile of this lemur showing his dexterous fingers that allow these guys to maipulate objects like the primates.
Good composition and details.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-10-19 15:01]

Bonjour Albert, superbe pose du sujet, jolie composition et technique parfaite. Bravo et merci!


salut Albert

cette image de cet animal sauvage africain est superbe,
excellent POV et cadrage, superbe luminosité, superbe netteté
et détails, j'aime sa pose en alerte, TFS


This is a nice capture Albert. The bright eye makes a great focal point.

Evelynn : )

Bonjour Albert,
Ça me crève toujours le coeur de savoir que des animaux sont en danger en raison de la perte de leur habitat naturel... Il serait grand temps que les gouvernements de la planète allument! J'ai toujours aimé ces animaux que je n'ai jamais vu en vrai. J'aime bien cette pose capturée, la lumière et la composition. Son pelage me semble peut-être un tantinet trop accentué mais c'est une question de goût... Il ont des yeux magnifiques! Merci!

Hi and Good Morning MF Albert,
An amazingly beautiful capture of this cute Lemur in a lovely posture with wonderful low and frontal POV.
Neat detals and fine composition.
TFS and have a nice day MF!


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