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Long-Tailed Macaque


Long-Tailed Macaque
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-06
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR, Nikon 77mm Neutral Color
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-04-22 9:14
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This wild Long-Tailed Macaque relaxing under a tree.
(Photo taken at MacRitchie Reservoir)

Long-tailed macaques are found in primary, secondary, coastal, mangrove, swamp, and riverine forests in Southern Indochina, Burma, Indonesia, Philippines, and India's Nicobar Islands. Because the monkeys are tolerant of humans, they may be found near villages.

These monkeys sport gray to reddish brown body hair, which is lighter on their undersides. The hair on the crown of the head grows into a pointed crest. Male long-tailed macaques have whiskers and mustaches; females have beards. While males grow to between 16 and 25 inches tall, females only reach an average height of 15 to 19 inches. Males weigh approximately 10 to 18 pounds and females 5 to 12 pounds.


Long-tailed macaques live in groups of 10 to 48 individuals. In these groups, there are generally 2.5 females for each male. All juvenile males leave the group by age seven.

Females reach sexual maturity at 4 to 4.5 years, males at 4 years. Females give birth approximately every 13 months, having a gestation period of between 5 and 6 months. Their average lifespan is 37.1 years.

Sixty-four percent of the long-tailed macaque's diet consists of fruit. Seeds, buds, leaves, other plant parts, and animals such as insects, frogs, and crabs make up the rest.

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very nice capture Meekat with very good details.

Hello Meerkat;
What a funny image! a seating monkey, looks like a little old man to me.
Good details and cpature, Bg good except briliant light on top, I think it could be cropped, but you are the artist.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-22 11:25]

What a great pose, Meerkat.
Fantastic expression you have caught in his face.
He looks so human in his stance.
Sharp details and perfect exposure. TFS. : )

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-04-22 11:41]

Nice pose,what a intense look its giving!!Nice capture.

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  • angyl (22)
  • [2006-04-22 12:11]

Lovely capture. He looks so comfortable!

That's a really relaxed pose :-)
I think without the blown out white spots on top it would be perfect.

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2006-04-22 16:58]

I really like this photo. Interesting object.
Perfect composition and really nice color.
Regards, Krzysztof.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-04-23 14:37]

Hello Meerkat , very good photo from this monkey , a lovely look in his eyes , good colours compositie sharp , very good ,tfs ,Greetings Teunie .

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