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'Ole Big Eyes!

By Maiwand
The Ring Tailed Lemur (lemur catta)

The ring-tailed lemur is highly social, living in groups of up to 30 individuals. It is also female dominant, a trait common among lemurs. To keep warm and reaffirm social bonds, groups will huddle together. The ring-tailed lemur will also sunbathe, sitting upright facing its underside, with its thinner white fur towards the sun. Like other lemurs, this species relies strongly on its sense of smell and marks its territory with scent glands. The males perform a unique scent marking behavior called spur marking and will participate in stink fights by impregnating their tail with their scent and wafting it at opponents.
(info courtesy Wikipedia)
This lovely looking member was taken at a Zoo recently in Norfolk.
My very grateful and appreciative thanks to everyone who gave time to vote/comment on the Repoll.


Tags: Captive Animals Zoo Lemur Pets and captive animals

Voters: rayme330, Hermanus, christinecilia and 74 more

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rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 2:26PM
Great shot, Ron of this lovely creature with the manic expression. GrinGrinGrin


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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
19 Jan 2013 2:28PM
This little fella looks positively mischievous Smile An excellent portrait with great clarity - very well captured Smile!!!
beautiful shot lovely detail. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
19 Jan 2013 2:40PM
Great pose
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
19 Jan 2013 2:41PM
What beautiful eyes, Ron, a finbe capture of this sun lover. Carol
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 Jan 2013 2:50PM
Those are fantastic eyes! WOW!
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 2:58PM
Wonderful capture of those appealing eyes SmileSmile
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 3:05PM
Well caught image, so much better when the subject is doing something.

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
19 Jan 2013 3:07PM
Love those big welcoming eyes...............h/she looks he/she chewing things over..............GrinGrinGrinGrin
19 Jan 2013 3:40PM
Cute capture Ron, excellent detail,
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 3:40PM
Excellent detail and presentation.Grin
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 3:53PM
quite awesome, how do I compete with this then RonSmile
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 4:11PM
Love those eyes Ron a cracking shot.
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 4:16PM
The eyes are the steeling point of this shot Ron
almost hypnotic
well captured and presented Lemur
19 Jan 2013 4:41PM
avsolute corker
Herge88 11 40 4 England
19 Jan 2013 5:11PM
Super pin sharp image and nicely presented.

Best Matt
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 5:21PM
Impressive photography indeed. The pin sharp focusing allows me to fully appreciated this gorgeous creature even more.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
19 Jan 2013 5:47PM
Fine shot of this lemur chewing on his stick: excellent detail.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 5:48PM
Could you have timed this any better?Smile

I doubt it RonGrin

Top shot mate

Alec1 10 4 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 5:50PM
Love those eyes Ron, stunning shot.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 6:22PM
and those ears ....
and that paw ....
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 7:19PM
Such a wonderful image. Details are immensely good.
19 Jan 2013 7:35PM
Brilliant shot. Fantastic shot. Amazing detail and color. The eyes! No words!
Regards, Oleg.
dawnmichelle 11 12 United States
19 Jan 2013 7:56PM
love this
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
19 Jan 2013 10:35PM
Thanks every one.
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
20 Jan 2013 9:20AM
abeautiful lemur, you have capture thoses eyes so well. I always love to see then on BBC, agile and graceful.
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
20 Jan 2013 10:08AM
Fantastic shot, mesmerizing eyes.

MossyOak 6 22 15 England
20 Jan 2013 10:10AM
Great capture Ron in all respects for timing and detail
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
20 Jan 2013 11:56AM
Cracking shot Ron, great detail and I love the expression captured here, superb focus on the eyes too, just how it should be,
20 Jan 2013 1:29PM
Excellent shot Ron love the detail
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 2:13PM
A thing of real beeauty Ron.

Saw an intersting fact on these.. Lemur means something like "spirits of the dead " in either Latin or Portugese..named by the Portugese exploreres who thought the eyes in the dark in the forest were the spirits of their fellow explorers.


AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
20 Jan 2013 4:38PM
What eyes and what a capture! Ann.
20 Jan 2013 5:50PM
Excellent sharp capture Ron - good eye! Lou
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
20 Jan 2013 8:39PM
A rather cute look Ron - great eyes.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 8:51PM
When I looked at this picture I wondered, have I ever seen a lemur not chewing on a twig? I don't think so.
His eyes are really stunning, and the whole image is very close to perfection.
Glyn1 9 4 1 England
21 Jan 2013 10:24AM
Cracking portrait Ron, fantastic detail and colour.

Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 7:41PM
Fantastic shot Ron, and your processing is a cut above the rest.
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 8:03PM
Great sharp shot Ron i seen some of these last year in our local zoo
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
21 Jan 2013 11:59PM
Thanks very much every one.
A Booth 16 11 4 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 2:59PM
superb lemur portrait, lovely eyes well recorded in a nicely composed and presented image.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
22 Jan 2013 7:58PM
'Superlative {A++++} color Lemur Shot!' ~ Peter Wink
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
23 Jan 2013 1:01PM
Nicely presented super image!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
23 Jan 2013 5:43PM
Thanks very much everyone.
Tibetan 6 3 England
24 Jan 2013 4:03PM
Do like these chaps Ron, a perfect shot love it great detail, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
24 Jan 2013 5:48PM
A fine portrait of this handsome little chap, the detail is exceptional and those eyes are amazing. I hope he didn't waft his tail at you after you took his pic!Wink
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
25 Jan 2013 5:15PM
Pin sharp with superb detail, Ron. Loving those eyes!
31 Jan 2013 11:05AM
Loads of character in this. Great shot
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 5:57PM
Impeccable quality imageSmileSmileSmile

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