Sportive Lemur in Thorn Trees

White-Footed Sportive Lemur, Berenty, MadagascarThis white-footed sportive lemur was resting in a forest of thorn trees. It’s a nocturnal species, but this one took a quick look up before resuming his/her nap. I was in the extreme south of Madagascar at the Berenty Reserve.
Nikon D200 with Nikkor 80-200mm lens (at 200mm) ISO 100, f/5.6 at .3 seconds

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  1. Karen Moore January 9, 2018 at 11:51 pm #

    Those don’t look like “user-friendly” tree trunks! 🙂

    • Sean Crane January 10, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

      Not at all. Tough hiking around in too. Had to keep remembering not to grab a tree to keep my balance.

  2. michael huber January 9, 2018 at 11:58 pm #

    sure doest look like good place to sleep, to me, ) me this is hidding place from the partor , of life, that would like eat himm during the day. )

  3. Sue January 10, 2018 at 12:00 am #

    The lemur must have a thick fur coat to be tolerant of sidling up to those thorns.

    • Sean Crane January 10, 2018 at 12:54 pm #

      They’ve certainly adapted well to all the nooks and crannies and oddities that make up Madagascar.

  4. Peter Butterfield January 10, 2018 at 5:22 am #

    —– Fakir on a bed
    —– Of nails
    —– In discomfort
    —– Seeks enlightenment
    —– No matter day or night
    —– When you get
    —– The Karma right

  5. Susan Rubeo January 10, 2018 at 6:55 am #

    The thorns must offer some protection for good 😴 snooze
    So much expression in eyes for camera

    Aunt Sue

    • Sean Crane January 10, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

      Yep. Although not many predators, which has allowed lemurs to evolve into so many different varieties.

  6. Shardae January 10, 2018 at 11:04 am #

    I just shrieked at the cuteness.

  7. Angelina January 10, 2018 at 11:19 am #

    Cuteness and scariness all bundled up into one pic! And crazy depth perception of camera or whatever you wanna call it. Very cool!

    • Sean Crane January 10, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

      Thanks Angelina. Just wish that branch wasn’t in the foreground, crossing past the lemur’s legs.

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