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Rare Sighting
Photograph by Steve Winter

A Hoolock gibbon perches in the forest canopy, where it swings from limb to limb in search of fruit. Poaching and habitat destruction have drastically reduced the population of this primate, classified as endangered. To protect such species, the government created a 2,500-square-mile (6,500-square-kilometer) wildlife sanctuary in the Hukawng Valley and plans to add another 5,500 square miles (14,000 square kilometers) where hunting of some species for food would be allowed.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 3
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 500mm f/4 L image stabilizer
Speed and F-Stop: 1/15 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: 9 a.m.
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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