Male Proboscis Monkey

Male Proboscis Monkey, Tanjung Puting National Park, IndonesiaIt’s been a few years since I’ve posted one of these beauties — truly one of the most interesting looking, shall we say, creatures on the planet. At least the female is spared the potato looking nose. I saw quite a few of these guys hanging out in trees along river banks in Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo, Indonesia.
Nikon D300 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 400mm) ISO 1600, f/4 at 1/125th of a second

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  1. Susan Rubeo November 10, 2017 at 6:49 am #

    Seems to be rather large also & very odd looking from what we are use to for species
    What is reason for that nose ?
    Such a natural shot in trees

    Aunt Sue

    • Sean Crane November 10, 2017 at 7:45 am #

      Here’s what the internet tells me: “Why males have such a large nose is still a matter of dispute but may be a form of sexual selection, with females preferring males with large noses because the nose amplifies vocalisations.”

  2. Peter Butterfield November 10, 2017 at 7:58 am #

    —– Forest’s noble nose
    —– A Cryano of the wild
    —– Smells roses wife admires .

  3. Sue November 10, 2017 at 11:34 am #

    This image leaves me speechless!