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Proboscis Monkeys

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Photograph by Tim Laman

Up a tree and out of gas, a proboscis monkey takes a snooze. It’s time well spent. These monkeys have large, chambered stomachs containing various symbiotic bacteria that help digest the leaves, seeds, and green fruits that form the bulk of their diet. The monkeys need to take frequent rests to let the mixture brew.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS1V
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 400F
Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8 IS with 1.4x converter
Speed and F-Stop: Approximately 1/60 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light
Special Equipment: I took this from a boat.

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