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Verreaux's Sifaka

Verreaux's Sifaka
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Copyright: The dude who loves frogs (AnimalExplorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1010 W: 6 N: 334] (1997)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D 300s
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-27 8:31
Viewed: 2509
Points: 12
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Verreaux's sifaka
(Propithecus verreauxi)

Medium sized primate in one of the lemur families, Indriidae. It lives in Madagascar and can be found in a variety of habitats from rainforest to western Madagascar dry deciduous forests and dry and spiny forests. The fur is thick and silky and generally white with brown on the sides, top of the head, and on the arms. Like all sifakas, it has a long tail that it uses as a balance when leaping from tree to tree. However, its body is so highly adapted to an arboreal existence that on the ground its only means of locomotion is hopping. The species lives in small troops which forage for food.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-27 8:37]

Waaw! Spectacular capture from the south of Madagascar! I been there 18 years ago and this is a great memory to me,you were lucky to have this encounter,and you caught very well this great opportunity showing us this lemur in the best way,the quality is absoutely fantastic! Have a nice WE and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-06-27 8:46]

Hello Paul,
I was there 11 years ago. Still in my pre-digital period. I got a lot of slides of these lemurs.
This is a spectacular photo of a Verreaux's Sifaka. Light, colours, sharpness, details are all fantastic. The pose with the direct eye contact is impressive. High quality indeed.
Have a good weekend,

Nicely captured this species whose ancestors fossil record appeared roughly 60 million years ago in mainland Africa.Although you know,Until around 160 million years ago Madagascar was attached to the Africa mainland as part of the super continent Gondwanaland.As Gondwanaland broke-apart,Madagascar moved away from Africa.Excellent detailed and sharp picture.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Bonsoir Paul,
Une très belle lumière qui fait resplendir de délicates couleurs sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-07-06 18:42]

Hello Paul,
What a cute and lovable creature with eyes that seem to draw you into the photo. Perfectly photographed and displaying excellent white balance as is evident by the soft white tones and natural hues. A pleasure to vies this attractive and unique specimen!!

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