Black and White Ruffed Lemur

© Kathy Salerni

Black and White Ruffed Lemur

Terry Cervi level-classic 5/4/2014 6:23:51 PM

Wonderful detail in the fur and such great color too, Kathy! #1572078

Colette M. Metcalf 5/4/2014 7:45:58 PM

Wonderful capture and great detail!!! #11038829

Jeffrey R. Bange 5/4/2014 8:03:49 PM

Great capture Kathy of this beautiful Lemur, love the intense look in his eyes, also thank you for sharing all of the interesting facts about this species. #11038837

Nadia Paul 5/4/2014 8:35:22 PM

They are fascinating creatures - wonderful capture with great detail Kathy! #11038867

Ellen Hodges level-classic 5/5/2014 4:23:13 AM

Super closeup and love the "look," Kathy!! #11039004

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 5/6/2014 1:18:47 PM

Super detail, clarity, pov & fascinating info, Kathy.
#11040127

Cindy Bendush level-classic 5/6/2014 11:52:58 PM

Cute little guy with terrific detail! #11040503

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Description

Through its taste for nectar, the black-and-white ruffed lemur has developed a fascinating relationship with the travellerís tree (Ravenala madagascariensis), a tall palm-like tree topped with a single vertical fan of large leaves. Using its strength and dexterity, this lemur pulls open tough bracts which hide numerous pale, yellow flowers within. As it drinks the nectar, the plantís pollen sticks to the lemurís fur, and will be carried with the lemur when it goes to feed at the next tree. As a result, the black-and-white ruffed lemur acts as pollinator for the travellerís tree, and is in fact thought to be the largest pollinator in the world. It is listed as critically endangered.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/5000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 500, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 220.00 mm, Model: NIKON D300S

Uploaded on 5/4/2014 9:47:39 AM
Entered into contest on 8/16/2014 4:06:05 PM


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