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Lemur night photography, Ankarafantsika, Madagascar Check out the tiny eyes in the distance, as seen during  a night tour in Akarafantsika, Madagascar. With 400mm and my speed light at full power, a shot like this is still possible, which surprised me a lot:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/39431/nocturnal_lemur_ankarafantsika_madagascar.html" title="Nocturnal lemur, Ankarafantsika, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/39431_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1609372810&Signature=Cp2I0ZIf0rbjVP0hnYI51coZqeA%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Nocturnal lemur, Ankarafantsika, Madagascar We did a one hour night tour just outside the Ankarafantsika, since night tours in national parks are prohibited in Madagascar. We spotted the reflection of some lemur eyes in the far distance:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/39430/lemur_night_photography_ankarafantsika_madagascar.html<br />
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Based on only those tiny eyes in the pitch dark I still managed to get the above shot. It&#039;s kind of ridiculous to carry a 400mm at night, but my speed light at maximum power was able to flood the forest with light. Not a thing to overuse, as it obviously disturbs wildlife.<br />
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Anyway, regarding species, our guide suggested the mongoose lemur, but it looks way different. I&#039;m thinking it may be a Milne-Edwards&#039; sportive lemur, but I&#039;ll first verify it with an expert. Africa,Ankarafantsika,Geotagged,Lepilemur edwardsi,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Milne-Edwards sportive lemur,Spring,World" /></a></figure> Africa,Ankarafantsika,Geotagged,Lepilemur edwardsi,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Milne-Edwards sportive lemur,Night,Spring,World Click/tap to enlarge

Lemur night photography, Ankarafantsika, Madagascar

Check out the tiny eyes in the distance, as seen during a night tour in Akarafantsika, Madagascar. With 400mm and my speed light at full power, a shot like this is still possible, which surprised me a lot:

Nocturnal lemur, Ankarafantsika, Madagascar We did a one hour night tour just outside the Ankarafantsika, since night tours in national parks are prohibited in Madagascar. We spotted the reflection of some lemur eyes in the far distance:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/39430/lemur_night_photography_ankarafantsika_madagascar.html<br />
<br />
Based on only those tiny eyes in the pitch dark I still managed to get the above shot. It's kind of ridiculous to carry a 400mm at night, but my speed light at maximum power was able to flood the forest with light. Not a thing to overuse, as it obviously disturbs wildlife.<br />
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Anyway, regarding species, our guide suggested the mongoose lemur, but it looks way different. I'm thinking it may be a Milne-Edwards' sportive lemur, but I'll first verify it with an expert. Africa,Ankarafantsika,Geotagged,Lepilemur edwardsi,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Milne-Edwards sportive lemur,Spring,World

    comments (4)

  1. ;D So good! Cheers* Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you :) Posted 4 years ago
  2. Identifying seems a bit difficult ;) Posted 3 years ago
    1. Hehe yes, although I'm linking the bigger photo below it. Posted 3 years ago

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Uploaded Jun 10, 2016. Captured Oct 20, 2015 19:26 in 4, Beamilaka, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/60s
  • ISO100
  • 400mm