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Lion tailed Macaque

Lion tailed Macaque
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Copyright: Smitha Komath (smitha) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-28
Categories: Mammals
Camera: nikon D3
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-16 5:54
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 16
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Lion tailed Macaque:
Covered in smooth, black hair, lion-tailed macaques are hard to see in the shady forest. They have distinctive gray manes that frame their faces and give them a big-headed look. These animals get their common name from their tuft-tipped, droopy tails. Lion-tailed macaques live in moist, shady evergreen forest in the Western Ghats mountains of Southern India.In the wild, lion-tailed macaques eat fruits, seeds, buds, leaves, insects, and small birds and mammals.

Lion tailed Macaque was one among the IUCN Red list of endangered animals. Now it is no longer on ‘The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates’ list, after the international body compiling it determined that the State governments had acted positively to protect it.The habitat of the lion-tailed macaque continues to be fragmented though it is getting positive attention in the Western Ghats. Across India, the growing problem is one of conflicts among langurs, macaques and humans, aggravated by lack of understanding of primate behaviour.

When we took this picture, there was a small group of LTMs watching us just as we were watching them. suddenly, one of them came walking to the middle of the road and started shaking its body. Once it was satisfied with its action, it gave us one last look and slowly sauntered off to the forest.

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Hello Smitha,
A top quality image! The details, focus and sharpness are splendid. Lovely contrast. The glossy coat of this monkey is beautiful. Very nice composition.
Thanks for sharing this interesting capture.

Hi Smitha,what a nice and curious pose,it seems to watch your signature on the composition...ehehehh...great idea and excellent quality as usual for this specie not often seen on TN,I like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Smitha

Excellent image of this Macaque species, nice pose, nice lighting, splendid sharpness, nice details, nice bokeh.



hallo Smitha
a beauty of a Monkey good sharpness and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-01-16 18:04]

Hello Smitha,
This is a new species for me and a very interesting one at that. It's long glistening silky fur is very pretty and it posed so nicely for you. Sharply focused and displaying beautiful colors. It's body appears to be very muscular and quite fit and trim. Well done!!

Hi Smitha - Beautiful presentation of this Lion-tailed Macaque. Excellent details and color with stunning POV. Well managed BG too. Thanks for sharing. Regards and have a nice WE - Srikumar

Hi Smitha,

beautiful displayed in all his pride , thanks for sharing.


Hi Smitha,
Yes a top quality image! Never seen this animal before.


Hello Smitha

Great shot of this Lion tailed Macaque, very fine POV at its level,
you shot the photo at his best pose, wonderful light, great details
of its dark fur, TFS


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