The lucky encounter
The lion tailed macaque is an endangered species and is one of the animals that is endemic to the western ghats of India. During our visit to Valpaarai, we were travelling in a car and we saw a group of people standing on the highway & pointing their cameras at the forest that engulfs the highway. We stopped our car and saw that they were shooting a family of lion-tailed macaque. I got down and got into the act myself. When we enquired, we found that the photographers had been camping at Valpaarai for the last couple of days just for photographing the macaques. We got lucky and found them during our way!
The lion-tailed macaque, or the wanderoo, is an Old World monkey endemic to the Western Ghats of South India.