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Western tarsier  Cephalopachus bancanus,Geotagged,Horsfields tarsier,Malaysia,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. A dream shot! I imagine it must be so difficult to find them and photograph them like this. And there's not even any "red eye" issue. Well done! Posted 7 years ago
    1. In fact, there is a good spot to see them - we did spot 2 in one night walk, which was lasting only for about 3 hours or so.. sorry I replied again the wrong way;-). We did see them at the Rainforest Discovery Centre near Sepilok on the Pitta trail. We also spottet a few Slow Loris in that area ( mainly on the orchid trail ) Posted 7 years ago
      1. Cool. I hope it survived all the flashing :) Posted 7 years ago
        1. I tried to restrain myself;-).... He just popped up so close to me - I had to walk backwards;-). I could have touched this adorable animal. And I was busy in keeping my hands under control;-) Posted 7 years ago
  2. In fact, there is a good spot to see them - we did spot 2 in one night walk, which was lasting only for about 3 hours or so Posted 7 years ago
  3. wow, amazing, stunning, dream, night watch... everything about that! Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thank you:-)! I absolutely love night walks in the rainforest. They are indeed often so rewarding. And this particular walk was like the icing on the cake:-) Posted 7 years ago
  4. Beautiful shot! Posted 4 years ago
  5. Today's Facebook post:

    We’re continuing our series highlighting some of the most fantastic body parts belonging to wildlife. Today, we are focusing on eyes! There are so many creatures with remarkable eyes that it was quite a struggle to choose which to feature today!

    With its enormous eyes dominating its tiny face, the Western Tarsier (Cephalopachus bancanus) is a captivating primate! Its eyes are the biggest of any mammal relative to their body weight. In fact, the volume of one eyeball is almost the same volume as its brain! {Spotted in Malaysia by Tarsier} #Cephalopachusbancanus #Westerntarsier

    Posted 2 years ago
  6. These are one of the loveliest eye designs ever seen in Nature! Posted 2 years ago

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Horsfield's tarsier , also known as the western tarsier, is the only species of tarsier in the genus ''Cephalopachus''. It occurs on Borneo, Sumatra and nearby islands and is, like other members of the group, entirely nocturnal.

Similar species: Primates
Species identified by Tarsier
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Uploaded Dec 4, 2015. Captured Feb 25, 2010 12:33 in Unnamed Road, Sepilok, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 300mm