What a beautiful family of proboscis monkeys and how lucky I was to see them. They are very endangered and only live in Borneo. They live in the mangrove swamps which is rapidly being destroyed to make way for the planting of palm oil.
The dominant male has a harem of wives. The females have smaller noses. The males’ noses get so big they have to lift them up to get food in their mouths! They have two stomachs which are fat and filled with gas which helps them to digest the poisonous leaves on which they feast.
They are good swimmers and their back feet are webbed.
I love these monkeys so much and can’t wait to go back to Borneo to see them again…
Taken with Nikon D50 using 70-300mm lens