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Ring-Tailed Lemur by RoyallyCrimson Ring-Tailed Lemur by RoyallyCrimson
Ring-Tailed Lemur (Katta) - Apenheul (The Netherlands)

Easily one of my favorite animals at Apenheul Zoo.
I'm guessing those lemurs are getting real tired of us humans constantly asking them to "move it, move it".

I envy their tails!
They look so warm and soft and cuddly :meow:
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :dummy:
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dit vind ik van die geweldige dieren, die staarten ..... :heart:
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Zijn ze niet super?
En ik zou soms best een staart willen hebben. Zeker zo'n mooie als deze :love:
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ja, fantastisch :D
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Bildersammlerin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Wow, what a stunning picture. It seems like the Katta waited just for you to take this picture!
And it's a really beautiful and cute exemplar! Is this "Apenheul"-park recommendable all in all?

Is it possible, that there is a little color fog? It seems like there a some light purple points...
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :3
I'm glad you like the picture.

You're in Germany, right?
If you like monkeys I think it's definitely worth a trip.

Best part about Apenheul is that there aren't any cages with the smaller monkeys.
So you can really interact with the animals, which is awesome.

The squirrel monkeys even sit on your shoulders and check your pockets for food :lol:

And I think you're seeing the noise. I had to quickly take this image before he moved, so I chose a programmed camera setting and went for it, hence the 1600 iso :lol:
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Bildersammlerin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Yes, I'm from Germany and after your explanations I'm sure I'll go to Apenheul someday! It sounds like you can make great experience and take great pictures there. Here are some zoos in which Kattas or squirrel monkeys life in enclosures you can walk through, but I guess in Apenheul thats much bigger...
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, there's a forest for the squirrel monkeys, where 140 of them roam freely and interact with the visitors. I have a picture where a squirrel monkey sits on top of my 400mm lens :lol:

And the 20 Katta's have a special Madagascar section that they share with Vari's and Red-bellied lemurs. I had the pleasure of experiencing how a Red Vari sat on my lap and started licking the salt of my hands. You kind of tend to hold your breath when something like that happens.
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Bildersammlerin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Wow, that sounds cool! I'll really have to go there next year! I think it'll be a special experience to get in such close contact with the animals and it sounds like you can take extraordinary pictures there. :)
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh please do, I'm sure you'll enjoy the visit :)
If you remember let me know ok? I'd love to hear what you thought of it.
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Bildersammlerin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
I'll let you know! :)
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PhotosbyMarie Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Photographer
This lemur for some reason, is especially cute! I think its the eyes. Well done, these can be difficult to photograph. They are always moving around, but you captured him wonderfully.
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thenk you! :3

I had to take the picture quickly, so I did not have much time choosing a good setting, hence the 1600 ISO :lol:
I'm glad you like the image!
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PretzelPerfect Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
These are hands down the most beautiful creatures who walk this earth. And altough they are great models and will strike the best poses in front of camera lens, they tend to do it for those who choose a spot alongside their habitat and quietly, patiently wait there. (A technique not followed by 99% of their visitors.)

Being able to get a picture like this asks for either an incredible batch of luck or a great deal of patience and respect for these furry fuzzy creatures.

On two seperate occasions at this very zoo, a Red Vari (a cousin of Mr. Katta here) picked me out to settle in my lap and lick the salt off my handpalms. I've known since then I would never win the lottery as - gladly and gratefully - 99.99% of my luck was used up during those moments.
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :tighthug:

No blue-eyes Maki's this time ;P

En het was zo belachelijk druk dat ik bijna niet op een normale manier foto's kon maken :(
Bente en oma die me steeds vroegen "gaan we verder?" was weer een reminder waarom ik eigenlijk altijd alleen naar de dierentuin ga :)
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PretzelPerfect Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
LOL@blue-eyed Maki's. That one was a dormant memory, so thank you so much for waking it up.

Misschien volgende keer een Luna-park of kermis voor de ongeduldigen?
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ik moest er gisteren weer aan denken.
Het is vreemd om in de lach te schieten met zoveel mensen om je heen die je dan aankijken op deze manier -> :o

Misschien.
Het was leuk iig en Bente had fun.
Vooral bij de Doodskopaapjes die allemaal op haar kwamen zitten.
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PretzelPerfect Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Geweldig. Ik moet dan weer meteen aan dat kleine Doodshoofdaapje denken dat aan het pulken was aan het plastic zakje om je duim... en dan maar besloot dat bijten de beste oplossing was. :D :D :D
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dat deden ze deze keer ook!
Mijn moeder had een pleister haar duim :lol:

Bij mij kwam op een gegeven moment twee aapjes op mijn fototas zitten, terwijl een andere op mijn 400mmm lens ging zitten. Prima uitkijkplek natuurlijk.
Dat was echt supergrappig.
Ik sta bij diverse mensen op de foto zo :lol:
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IncyVortex Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! I want one! ok... I want one of everything cute and fuzzy and cuddly. Great shot of the little guy (or girl)
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aren't they the cutest ever?
And they walk around freely amongst the visitors.
They love to lick the salt from your hands. It's really cute.

And i think it's a girl, because she looked mighty pregnant :lol:
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IncyVortex Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh goodness. We do not get them wandering at zoos here, they are in cages :( We get squirrels..... lol

oh goodness, I bet baby lemurs are as cute as kittens.
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Apenheul had 4 baby lemurs this year. They are amazing.

The lemurs have their seperate Madagascar section.
They share it with Red Varis, black and white Varis, and red-bellied lemurs.

It's a great part of Apenheul, because they all wander around free and can interact with the visitors.

This is the (English) website: [link]
It's a zoo solely for primates.
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IncyVortex Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhh, very cool zoo! My fave would of course, be the lemurs. I'm not a huge fan of monkeys for some reason, but I do like the lemurs. Gorillas are awesome too.
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm with you on that. I'm not a big fan of monkeys either.
I do like the little ones though; the tamarins and squirrel monkeys.
They are awfully cute :)

They have gorilla's too, but I didn't saw the silverback.
He would have been awesome to photograph.
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foroneheart Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh I've suddenly been hearing a lot about that zoo.

He's so cute though,nice photo!
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really?
And thanks :)
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SmokeNmirorJono Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is choice greatness :)
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :iconlawooplz:
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SmokeNmirorJono Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
sure :)
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DoctorWho2013ie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Photographer
wow so Cute & Adorable, Amazing & Stunning Shot of This Beautiful Lemur
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :la:
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DoctorWho2013ie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Photographer
Your so Welcome, Thanks for Uploading the Beautiful Photo & for the Badge
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RoyallyCrimson Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And thank you for the watch! :)
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DoctorWho2013ie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Photographer
Your so Welcome
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