Verreaux’s Sifaka

Verreaux's Sifaka, Berenty Reserve, MadagascarFirst off, thanks everyone for the kind words on yesterday’s post. Much appreciated. As for today, well, I’ve been in quite a lemur mood lately and have been thinking a lot about my trip to Madagascar back in 2007 and how much I’d love to get back there sometime soon. One of the things I liked so much about the country is that it doesn’t really feel like anywhere else in the world. The animals are different than anywhere else, the trees are different, and even the rocks are different. In the south of the country where these Verreaux’s sifaka lemurs live, the tree branches looked like giant pipe cleaners protruding from their thorny trunks. Truly a magical place.
Nikon D200 with Nikkor 80-200mm lens (at 200mm) ISO 400, f/3.2 at 1/250th of a second

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  1. Sue November 17, 2017 at 12:20 am #

    The lemur’s tail looks like a pipe cleaner, but its vertical attitude helps it stand out against the tree’s pipe cleaners. Great contrast in colors – an all-around excellent photo, Sean!

    • Sean Crane November 17, 2017 at 3:59 pm #

      Thanks Sue. Yes, I thought the same thing about the tail after I sent the post.

  2. mom November 17, 2017 at 8:07 am #

    Funny, I thought the lemur’s tail looks like a bottle cleaner! Hope you do get some day, Sean, and find the lemur’s nemesis, the Foosa, which has eluded you.

    • Sean Crane November 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

      Fossa is at the top of the list. I’m determined.

  3. Susan Rubeo November 17, 2017 at 8:31 am #

    How fortunate we all are that you share your experiences with us for places we may never visit & Animals we would never see
    fuzzy tails & branches together in trees

    Aunt Sue

    • Sean Crane November 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

      Thanks Aunt Sue. I’m all too happy to bring any and all experiences from around the globe.

  4. Peter Butterfield November 17, 2017 at 9:43 am #

    —– In a pipecleaner world
    —– The bottle brush is king
    —– Had I a bottle I’d
    —– Show you my stuff .

  5. Rachel Bellenoit November 17, 2017 at 9:45 am #

    Your daily shots should be part of science programs across the country. If I were a grammar or high school teacher, I would surely make sure my students see your photos. What a great way to learn about wildlife, science and geography!

    • Sean Crane November 17, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

      Thanks Rachel. Maybe I need to market myself that way.

  6. michael huber November 17, 2017 at 3:03 pm #

    great pic. today, ) thanks for all the great pic. i like them very much. )

    • Sean Crane November 17, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

      You’re welcome Michael. Thanks for checking them out each day.

  7. Mo Crane November 19, 2017 at 11:07 am #

    Seanie I am remiss in my comments and viewing your amazing photography, you know how much I love the Lemurs, almost as much as the frogs!! Congrats big brother to something you are so passionate about!!