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Eating Utensil
Photograph by Mattias Klum

A serpentine tongue emerges from a yawning kinkajou while a hind paw scratches, suggesting the animal may have just awakened for a night of feeding. The long tongue helps kinkajous retrieve nectar from deep within balsa flowers. First described in 1774 by the German naturalist Johann Schreber, who thought they were a type of lemur, kinkajous are now classified in the raccoon family.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Nikon AFS 400mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/50 @ f/4

Weather Conditions: Unrecorded
Time of Day: Night
Lighting Techniques: Flash



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