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Indri Lemur

Indri Lemur
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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: 2005-09-05
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon F100, Nikon 70/200 f2.8 VR + TCII 1.7x AF-s, Fuji Velvia 50
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-17 11:52
Viewed: 6596
Points: 10
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(Indri indri)

Also called the Entrina, is a large (up to 70 cm long, and weighing up to 13 kg) tree-dwelling relative of the lemur and, like all lemuroids, it is native to Madagascar. It has only a rudimentary tail, and large eyes. The long silky coat, except on the bare black face and snout, is particolored. Gestation is 5 months, with the single young usually born in May or June. The Fossa and birds of prey are the Indri's main predators.
The word "indri" is Malagasy for "Look!". French naturalist Pierre Sonnerat heard a Malagasy point at the animal and took the word to be the animal's name. The Malagasy name for the animal is Babakoto. The name Babakoto comes from a Malagasy legend about the origin of the Indri. In the legend a man named Koto goes hunting in the forest and does not return. His absence worries his son, who goes out looking for him. When the son also disappears, the rest of the villagers venture into the forest seeking the two and discover two large lemurs sitting in the trees, the first Indris. For this reason it is supposed to be "fady" - bad luck - to hunt this species of lemur. The root of the legend likely comes from the Indri's appearance and behavior. Indris are the largest of the surviving lemurs and have a very short tail, lending them a somewhat humanlike appearance. Their territorial howls also sound somewhat like wailing.

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Hello Andrea,
A beautiful animal with those Big Yellow Eyes. Great D o F !!!!!!
TFS and note.

Ciao Andrea, sono tornato stasera, la Toscana proprio ricca di paesaggi e di cittadine meravigliose. E poi..... si mangia e si beve alla grande!....
Sno rimasto un po' indietro con il caricamento di foto...
Cia vediamo!

great perspective, light, POV, idea, note and composition!
Thanks Ana:)

sempre belle foto.
bravo andrea

ciao andrea,
belle foto.compo,colours and lighting are great.

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