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City Night
Block Party,NOLA 3
Scene from the Doorway in Kayole Soweto
Harris's Hawk's Feet
Window Reflection
an open rooted tree
The Top of Colorado
Walking on Water
Sharp-shinned Vision
Settling Catan
Stonehenge
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VIP Seat
An abandoned view point
Bubble Fun
Sunrise
People taking oath in the "Shahbag Movement" in Dhaka.
New Cult
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Taking a rest after a seaside hike
Walk a Mile in My Shoes
Congregation...
Tourists
12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
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This is a portrait of an adult pig-tailed macaque. This is one of the biggest males in the troupe. Pig-tailed macaques are a vulnerable species. This young macaque is part of a large family that lives in a small patch of forest in the middle of the capital city. Their forest home is surrounded by a residential area and a golf course. They rely on the benevolence of the local people who bring them food. The destruction of their habitats pushes them to wander in residential areas to feed on scraps of garbage.

TAGS: Malaysia, Monkey, Primate, Urban, Vulnerable, Wild

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Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Member since 2014
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Copyright:
© Shamma Esoof.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 12.2012
Total Views: 36
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2014, 1:21 p.m.
Camera Make:
Camera Model: NIKON D90
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/800
Aperture: f2
ISO: ISO1250
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