Gentle Big Noses by ApeArt
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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

70-300mm lens

Comments

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsover 6 years ago

    Awesome photography

  • thanks so much, if you like these, then check out my other proboscis monkey pics under “Monkeys” on my home page)

    – ApeArt

  • davidmilne
    davidmilneover 6 years ago

    Stunning photograph!!

  • thanks so much, if you like these, then check out my other proboscis monkey pics under “Monkeys” on my home page)

    – ApeArt

  • davidmilne
    davidmilneover 6 years ago

    Thanks ApeArt,i shall return :-)

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 6 years ago

    wow they are wonderful .. I love the baby !

  • thanks Lu, I do too!

    – ApeArt

  • TimHatcher
    TimHatcherover 6 years ago

    Hi! I love this picture and would love to include it in the wildlife group. But you haven’t stated where the picture was taken! This is one of the most important guidlines! Sorry, I must reject it, but please re-enter it with all the details – I really do love it!

  • Hi Tim, oh right, I will change it. I thought cos I said they only live in Borneo that would cover it! ))

    – ApeArt

  • TimHatcher
    TimHatcherover 6 years ago

    Thats ok! Good luck.

  • Thanks Tim

    – ApeArt

  • Jocelyn Hyers
    Jocelyn Hyersover 6 years ago

    wonderful capture … thanks for the info .. very informative …

  • my pleasure!

    – ApeArt

  • Beth Mills
    Beth Millsover 6 years ago

    I had never heard of these monkeys before! Thank you for the incredible info about them. I am always overwhelmed by how nature adapts her animals to their environment! A brilliant photo!! Thank you again, ApeArt! Beth :-)

  • How very kind, glad you like them! ):

    – ApeArt

  • Bonnie Comella
    Bonnie Comellaover 6 years ago

    Wow—-you do awesome work ApeArt!!! How interesting your story is and love your photography!
    Such wonderful creatures you capture!!!

  • Thanks so much, glad you likem y work, bless you ))

    – ApeArt

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 6 years ago

    Terrific capture. Excellent colors. Great info. Very nice work!

  • thank you very much

    – ApeArt

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