Indri - feeding, Mitsinjo reserve, Andasibe, Madagascar
Documenting the Mitsinjo reserve Indri experience, a rare opportunity to meet an Indri eye-to-eye.
As it wasn't the first time to see an Indri for us, I took some more photography risk. I rarely use (or even bring) my portrait lens, but this time I took a gamble to use this 85mm f/1.4 lens on wildlife. At f/1.4, it barely gets an eye ball sharp. It renders everything else in the scene smooth as butter, which generally works well on people and pets.
Some may find it too soft and hate it, in that case my defense is what everybody else owning this lens says: it's art, I don't expect you to understand.
The indri, also called the babakoto, is one of the largest living lemurs. It is a diurnal tree-dweller related to the sifakas and, like all lemuroids, it is native to Madagascar.