Picture of the Month


sifaka in tree



   Some consider the Diademed Sifaka to be the most beautiful of Madagascar's lemurs.   I can't disagree: their thick fur, lovely colors, and innocent expressions make them nearly irresistible.  Getting a picture of them in the wild, however, is a real challenge. 

To get this portrait, I had to scramble down a vine-tangled mountain slope, picking leeches off myself as I went, trying to keep up with a mobile troop of Sifakas.  This one stopped for a few seconds on a bare branch -- and I got my only pictures of the day. Still, I was happy to have it - a glimpse of an endangered primate, perfectly at home in the cloud forests of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park.  


Camera :  Nikon D2X Digital

Life, Color, Drama, Reality .... No Digital Manipulation


Review a previous Picture of the Month:

Whales, 7/2006

Sea Lions, 5/2006

Tiger, 4/2006

Jaguar, 2/2006

South Georgia, 12/2005

New Generation, 11/2005

Childhood, 9/2005

Penguins, 8/2005

Sea Palms, 7/2005

Aster Flower, 6/2005

Siskiyou Mountains, 5/2005

Humpback Whales, 4/2005

Christo GATES , 3/2005

Eucalyptus Leaves, 2/2005

Alaskan Aurora, 1/2005

Nesting Turtle, 12/2004

Autumn Berries, 10/2004

Costa Rica, 3/2004

Aurora Borealis, 10/2003

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