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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-04
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F100, AF-S VR Zoom-NikkorED 70-200mm f/2.8G IF, Fuji Velvia 50
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-26 4:34
Viewed: 6364
Points: 13
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(Propithecus verreauxi)

Conservation status: Vulnerable

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Indriidae
Genus: Propithecus
Species: P. verreauxi
Binomial name
Propithecus verreauxi
A. Grandidier, 1867

It is a medium sized primate in one of the lemur families, Indriidae. It lives in Madagascar and can be found in a variety of habitats from rainforest to western Madagascar dry deciduous forests and dry and spiny forests. The fur is thick and silky and generally white with brown on the sides, top of the heat, and on the arms. Like all sifakas, it has a long tail that it uses as a balance when leaping from tree to tree. However, its body is so highly adapted to an arboreal existence that on the ground its only means of locomotion is hopping. The species lives in small troops and forages for food in the morning and late afternoon, resting during the hottest part of the day.


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Hi Andrea,
Greatly capturing this cute primate. Superb shot. Well composed picture.

Ben Lakitan

Difficile controluce....comunque ha un bell'occhio!

- quanti giorni?

Hi Andrea,
What a nice capture of this beautiful animal! The light is a little hard at some place but I understand that was taken in the wild and not in a zoo :) so it is sometimes difficult to adjust... Nice post and TFS,

Hi Andrea,
Excellent pov and composition. So sad that this beautiful species is in vulnerable status. Well balanced picture. TFS

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-07-26 14:21]

Hi Andrea,

A good effort and composition.
Unfortunately the light was against you.


bel controluce con tantissimi elementi perfettamente leggibili. prima fra tutti, l'espressione del viso del lemure.

ciao n.

  • Great 
  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-07-26 22:11]

Hi Andrea,
Very nice capture of this interesting animal! Great colours, good details and well composed.
Thanks for sharing!

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