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Floral Feast
Photograph by Mattias Klum

High in the canopy of a Panama rain forest, a kinkajou named Lotus brings her pup along for a meal of balsa flower nectar. At three to four months old, the pup is just learning to forage. Photographer Mattias Klum observed that kinkajous sometimes chew flower parts too, including petals, though fruits, especially wild figs, are their main food in this region.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Ektachrome 200
Lens: Nikon AFS 80-200mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/40 @ f/8

Weather Conditions: Unrecorded
Time of Day: Night
Lighting Techniques: SB-80 DX Flash strobe
Special Equipment or Comments: Special flash units custom-made by National Geographic's photo engineering division.



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