A very well camouflaged Sloth
London Zoo, England. 2007

Canon EOS 400D
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
RAW. BW conversion & toning in PS CS3

Did You Know?

Because Sloth’s spend so much time hanging upside down, their fur grows in the opposite direction

Sloths can sleep from 15 to 18 hours each day.

They are particularly partial to nesting in the crowns of palm trees where they can camouflage as coconuts.

They come to the ground, to urinate and defecate, only about once a week.

As much as two thirds of a well-fed sloth’s body-weight consists of the content of its stomach

The Sloth’s digestive process can take up to a month.

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This photograph was shortlisted as the Editor’s Choice in the Digital Camera Magazine Photographer of the Year Award 2008.

I am a freelance photographer originally from Brisbane, Australia, and currently living in Cape Town, South Africa.

I enjoy many forms of photography – with a particular interest in travel and nature photography. This diversity can be seen in the range of genres and styles in my portfolio

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  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoover 4 years ago

    Thanks for submitting your work in
    Pets Need A Hug

  • Jacqueline Ison
    Jacqueline Isonover 4 years ago

    Such an interesting creature, Damienne. Great lighting and superb image!

  • Thanks Jacqueline, so glad you like it!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawover 4 years ago

    Terrific capture and very interesting sloth facts that I didn’t know.

  • Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Tyhe  Reading
    Tyhe Readingover 4 years ago

    I love this!

  • Thank you!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Magi5760
    Magi5760over 4 years ago

    Congratulations from your hosts at No More Color!

  • That’s so great! Thanks Colin!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Matt Jones
    Matt Jonesover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on another feature.

  • Thank you Matt!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Geno Rugh
    Geno Rughover 4 years ago

    Great work. Love the way you have kaptured it.

  • Thank you very much! Glad you enjoyed it

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Tyhe  Reading
    Tyhe Readingover 4 years ago

  • Very cool! Thank you very much!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreover 4 years ago

    9/13/10 one a day

  • Lyndy
    Lyndyover 4 years ago

  • Oh wow, that’s so cool! Thanks Lyndy!

    – Damienne Bingham

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