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Rare Foray to Terra Firma
Photograph by Tim Laman

On the hunt for fresh foraging sites, a male, at left, and his harem group amble over a stretch of coastal mudflats in Sarawak, where low tide has exposed mangrove roots. Travel on the ground is rare for proboscis monkeys, who live almost entirely in the treetops of Borneo’s riverine and mangrove forests and swamps. Though they travel a fair distance in search of food, they never stray far from water.


Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS1V
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100F pushed one stop
Lens: Canon 400mm f/2.8 IS with 2x converter
Speed and F-Stop: Approximately 1/250 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Overcast
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light
Special Equipment: I took this from a blind on the ground.


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