Verreaux’s Sifaka

Verreaux's Sifaka, Berenty, MadagascarIt’s been a while since I posted a dancing lemur. This is the Verreaux’s sifaka lemur, best known for the way they move on the ground — a frantic shuffle that could best be described as balletic. The truth is, they hate being on the ground and this is fastest way for them to get from one tree to another. Photographed at Berenty Private Reserve in southern Madagascar.
Nikon D200 with Nikkor 80-200mm lens (at 100mm) ISO 400, f/5 at 1/500th of a second

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  1. Rick Derevan September 12, 2017 at 11:21 pm #

    Fun shot in a tough lighting situation.

  2. Andi September 12, 2017 at 11:34 pm #

    Love this!

  3. Sue September 13, 2017 at 12:00 am #

    Wow! Move over, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly!

  4. Rachel Bellenoit September 13, 2017 at 10:05 am #

    🙂 I think a tutu would be appropriate here.

  5. Amanda D September 13, 2017 at 10:44 am #

    This is hilarious! Love it!

  6. Peter Butterfield September 13, 2017 at 11:36 am #

    —– Nascent Nijinsky
    —– Throws jete for our delight
    —– Bolshoi aspirant .

  7. Norma Parado September 13, 2017 at 7:06 pm #

    I couldn’t help it–I videoed a dancing Sifaka in Bérenty and used ballet music for the soundtrack! Delicious!!!

  8. michael huber September 15, 2017 at 4:10 pm #

    great pic. do these little cresure spent most of time in the tree -tops of trees. ? )