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Nature Blow
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Oh Lord!
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Say Yes Up Top
Bird in flight in the Galapagos
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Curious child
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Blue Carti
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From my window
An early morning mist of dawn.
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16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Oh Lord!

Oh Lord! Save me from all the evil..... This huge-eyed primate is one of the unforgettable memories of my wilderness journeys in Wilpattu National Park. A distraught voice was heard a little after dawn from a close by patch of shrub. This frightened, innocent creature, a gray slender loris, was found almost covered by cobwebs.

Though it howled in agony, we were not able to find out a particular reason. It clinged onto a branch of a shrub and curled up using his spindly limbs and slender body. I still could remember the way it looked adorably with its huge rounded eyes just before vanishing from the scene, leaving this memorably beautiful image to all of us.

All species of lorises are worldwide considered the most evolutionarily distinct. It is our duty to protect this creature who is now in serious danger of extinction due to loss of habitat.

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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© Isuru Dayananda.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2017
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 15, 2018, 1:38 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Focal Length: 700mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO100
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