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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! Geotagged,India,Lion-tailed macaque,Macaca silenus,black,endangered,foliage,forest,lion-tailed macaque,monkey,western ghats,wild Click/tap to enlarge

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!

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  1. Lovely story, gorgeous monkey! Posted 8 years ago

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The lion-tailed macaque, or the wanderoo, is an Old World monkey endemic to the Western Ghats of South India.

Similar species: Primates
Species identified by jnagesh7
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By jnagesh7

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Uploaded Apr 28, 2014. Captured Feb 20, 2010 13:22 in Pollachi - Valparai Road, Valparai, Tamil Nadu 642127, India.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
  • f/4.5
  • 1/45s
  • ISO400
  • 205mm