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Ready for Love
Photograph by Tim Laman

Displaying the muscled limbs of a constant climber, a male proboscis monkey scales a tree, preparing to leap across a river in Sabah. Bachelor groups, such as the one he lives in, usually number 10 to 15 monkeys. But as one of the oldest and biggest males in the group, he’s about ready to go solo and establish a harem of his own.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS1V
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100F pushed one stop
Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8 IS
Speed and F-Stop: Approximately 1/500 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Light overcast
Time of Day: Early morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light
Special Equipment: I took this from a boat.

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