Monday, December 8, 2014

Our World Tuesday

Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of seeing lemurs in their natural habitat. You can imagine my excitement when we spotted our first Verreaux Sifaka ( I must admit that I did not know the name before!). And I did not know that there are 97 different species of lemurs ....we managed to see 21 of them.




We spotted them in the South of Madagscar in the spiny forest but they also live in the rainforest.


The Ring Tailed Lemur


And below the White-footed sportive lemur


My favourite! Nocturnal and everything but sportive! Only to be found in the South of Madagascar.It  is threatened by habitat loss due to charcoal production and agriculture.
The tree this little fellow is clinging to is a vegetation type known as the Madagascar spiny thicket which can be found in the southwest of the country.


Our World Tuesday
Our World Tuesday Graphic

21 comments:

  1. Und nochmals - großartig. Wie im Zoo, nur viel, viel besser!
    Ich kann deine Begeisterung gut nachvollziehen, Karen!
    Wer hat schon Lemuren in freier Wildbahn im Portfolio...???
    ;-)
    Uwe.

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  2. Und ich habe mich letztens auf Instagram noch gefragt, wo du wohl gerade bist. Oh wie fein!
    Liebste Grüße von Steffi

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  3. how can this little on sit on the spiky tree. Seems likd a bad choice. It was very interesting to see. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  4. How exciting. I would not know how to act seeing just ONE in real time. Your time paid off seeing so many....loved your image shares.

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  5. Oh, lucky you! Wonderful shots.

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  6. How lucky! The lemurs are beautiful. They seem to be posing for you too. :)

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  7. Love these photos. Definitely going to put Madagascar on my list of places to visit.

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  8. Madagascar is a place I would love to visit and like you see lemurs in their natural state. Guess I will have to settle for seeing them at the local zoo though.

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  9. OMG they are so adorable. That's a pretty adventurous trip you took.

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  10. Wow, welch ein Glück unnd schöne Fotos.

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  11. Fantastic shots of the lemurs.

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  12. Das sind wirklich possierliche Tierchen (das Wort past perfekt) und ein Traum wurde für dich wahr!

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  13. Lemurs are such interesting looking creatures! Their fur looks really soft. That Madagascar spiny thicket really caught my eye. I find it amazing and equally so how the white-footed sportive lemur climbs it care-free. So wonderful you got a chance to see your lemurs for real and up-close!

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  14. Ja, das letzte Foto ist auch mein Favorit. Tolle Fotos, und ich finde diese Schwänze einfach sagenhaft.

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  15. And the one carrying her baby on her back is just heart stopping beautiful, especially when you think of them as so endangered.

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  16. Nach Madagascar würde ich auch mal gerne hin! Die Lemuren sind einfach nur süß.

    Und danke für Deine Kommentare! In NY habe ich vom Arzt dort ziemlich starke Mittelchen bekommen, dann ging es immer wieder für eine Zeit. Na ja, wenn man schon da ist, dann will man nicht im Hotelbett liegen bleiben :-)

    Liebe Grüße,
    Ioana

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  17. Amazing captures! Isn't it wonderful to fulfill a childhood dream! So happy for you!! xo

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