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Rude Monkey Sticking Out Tongue by Franky Lie

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The scientific name of the Crab-eating Macaque is Macaca fascicularis. Macaca comes from the Portuguese word macaco, which was picked up from makaku, a Fiot (West African language) word (kaku means ‘monkey’ in Fiot). Fascicularis is Latin for ‘a small band’. Sir Thomas Raffles, who gave the animal its scientific name in 1821, did not specify what he meant by the use of this word although it is presumed it had something to do with his observation of the animal’s colour.

The common name of this animal varies. It is commonly referred to as the Long-tailed Macaque because the tail of this macaque is usually about the same length as its body and because its long tail distinguishes it from most other macaques. The species is also commonly known as the Crab-eating Macaque. Another common name for M. fascicularis is the Cynomolgous Monkey, which literally means “dog-milker” monkey, which is the name most commonly used for these animals in laboratory settings. In Indonesia, M. fascicularis and other macaque species are generically known as kera, possibly because of the high-pitched alarm calls they give when in danger (“krra! krra!”).


Canon EOS 40D
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
@135mm ISO400 f/5.6 1/400 sec

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Franky Lie is a Chinese-Indonesian young and talented photographer and designer. Specialising in fine art photography, he loves capturing people, human interest and wildlife, but also interior design and architectural as his main career. Working in both colour and black & white, his photo-journalistic style is simple yet artistic and distinctive.

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  • TsipiLevin
    TsipiLevinover 4 years ago

    So cute! :-)

  • Thank you!

    – Franky Lie

  • Lisa Baumeler
    Lisa Baumelerover 4 years ago

    This is hilarious! Beautifully taken with great detail and perfect focus! Well done!

  • Thanks Lisa :-)

    – Franky Lie

  • Sue  Cullumber
    Sue Cullumberover 4 years ago

    Franky – this is just too precious! Great timing!

  • Thanks again Sue :-)

    – Franky Lie

  • mydogmax
    mydogmaxover 4 years ago


  • Thank you :-)

    – Franky Lie

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 4 years ago

    It cannot be more beautiful……Excellent too!

  • Thank you very much Ellen!

    – Franky Lie

  • Lauren Banks
    Lauren Banksover 4 years ago

    So cute! Love it! Instant fav :-)

  • Thank you very much Lauren!

    – Franky Lie

  • juulz
    juulzover 4 years ago

    Perfect! :))

  • Thanks Juulz!

    – Franky Lie

  • Angel Warda
    Angel Wardaover 4 years ago

    haha! awesome…

  • Thank you Angel!

    – Franky Lie

  • jujubean
    jujubeanover 4 years ago

    oh-my! that is too cute!!!

  • Thanks Jujubean! He should see this :p

    – Franky Lie

  • Sue Wilson (Kane)
    Sue Wilson (Kane)over 4 years ago

    lol…love it! Perfect timing Franky!

  • thank you sue.

    – Franky Lie

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