Hello, mouse lemur, don’t run away

Cute but difficult to photograph

Forgive this random photo, but I realized that I had the shot and never posted it.

Meet the mouse lemur, the smallest of Madagascar’s native, if strange, primates.

I managed to photograph him in a small tree during a hike through the Reserve de Nahampoana near Ft. Dauphin. This nocturnal little guy hides dutifully during the day, but even at night he’s a bit shy.

My guide spent the better part of an hour scouring various trees and bushes before we spotted him by torch light. He jumped away almost as soon as my flash went off. A second chance for better focus was not an option.

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3 Responses to “Hello, mouse lemur, don’t run away”

  1. kelly Says:
    February 24th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    will you tag him in tiny? i’d like him as part of the collection :).

  2. Adam Jadhav Says:
    February 24th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    It makes you a rather large Web geek that you have requested I update a post’s tag just for you.

    That said, it’s done.

  3. kelly Says:
    March 9th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    no no, that makes me awesome. and a friend and a fan. and a lover of tiny. jerk :).

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