Leaping Lemurs

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Erwin Turner

The Indri is the largest surviving lemur species. They cannot survive in captivity, yet, it's habitat is disappearing at a disturbing rate. The Indri moves from tree to tree by leaping, and has a very beautiful and incredibly loud territorial call. A local village guide, making his living by showing people like me the world he loves, gave me this opportunity to photograph during two days of hiking in steep forest. The Indri leaps quickly and without warning. After many attempts, and with aching neck and shoulders from continually looking up and ready with camera, I got this lucky shot.

Location: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar


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