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Red ruffed lemur, Andasibe, Madagascar Captive. Found on the secondary island of Lemur Island in Andasibe. In my opinion, the most attractive of lemurs. Their natural range is restricted to a single site and forest: Masoala. A few years earlier we had the privilege of seeing them in the wild:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/34296/red-ruffed_lemur_masoala_madagascar.html" title="Red-ruffed Lemur, Masoala, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/34296_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1578528010&Signature=zXwI9E4MNYQ4Nyicx%2BCC9v4jijs%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="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" /></a></figure><br />
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Red ruffed lemur, Andasibe, Madagascar

Captive. Found on the secondary island of Lemur Island in Andasibe. In my opinion, the most attractive of lemurs. Their natural range is restricted to a single site and forest: Masoala. A few years earlier we had the privilege of seeing them in the wild:

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

Curious Red-ruffed Lemur, Masoala NP, Madagascar  Africa,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Masoala,Red ruffed lemur,Spring,Varecia rubra,World

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  1. Definitely gorgeous! I don't think I've ever seen a photo of a lemur on the ground before. Posted 11 days ago
    1. Thanks! The ring-tailed lemur may be the exception? And there's the weird side-hopping sifakas. Posted 11 days ago
      1. Oh, right....I forgot about those ;P Posted 11 days 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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Uploaded Dec 1, 2019. Captured Jul 20, 2019 16:34 in Route de Mantadia, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/1.4
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO64
  • 85mm