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Red-ruffed Lemur, Masoala, Madagascar Our first meeting with a Red-ruffed Lemur in Masoala, which is the only wild place left on the planet where they occur. Experienced guides know how to find them based on the types of trees they like. <br />
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Photographing them is a challenge though due to the conditions: high canopy, lots of back light, overall dark and very dense forest.  Africa,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Masoala,Red ruffed lemur,Spring,Varecia rubra,World Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Red-ruffed Lemur, Masoala, Madagascar

Our first meeting with a Red-ruffed Lemur in Masoala, which is the only wild place left on the planet where they occur. Experienced guides know how to find them based on the types of trees they like.

Photographing them is a challenge though due to the conditions: high canopy, lots of back light, overall dark and very dense forest.

    comments (9)

  1. You did a great job capturing this, what a beauty! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks Claire, a lot of post processing went into it though to even make it look somewhat usable. Posted 4 years ago
      1. I am glad you admitted to that, I know you have some awesome gear but knowing what the conditions are like in Mad, I was seriously impressed. Still seriously impressed though :) Posted 4 years ago
  2. Great shot... my only criticism is I wish you had recomposed the shot to include all the tail! But other than that, perfect! :) Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks, John, and I fully agree. If I get the opportunity, I usually start from the outside and then move closer. So I do have those full body shots. Posted 4 years ago
  3. Wow, Ferdy - this is a great picture:-)!!! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you, Carmen :) Posted 4 years ago
  4. You took a fantastic collection of species in Madagascar. This is a real star. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you, still only getting started though. This set is my winter stock, so I'm sharing slowly. Posted 4 years ago

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The red ruffed lemur is one of two species in the genus ''Varecia'', the ruffed lemurs; the other is the black-and-white ruffed lemur. Like all lemurs, it is native to Madagascar and occurs only in the rainforests of Masoala, in the northeast of the island. It is one of the largest primates of Madagascar with a body length of 53 cm, a tail length of 60 cm and a weight of 3.3–3.6 kg. Its soft, thick fur is red and black in colour and sports a buff or cream colored spot at the nape, but a few.. more

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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Dec 7, 2015. Captured Oct 2, 2015 09:14 in Maroantsetra, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO1100
  • 400mm