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Proboscis monkey

I'm back. I have missed the previous two photohunts. I have a new job! Yeah! It is going well. I traveled to New Jersey for training during the first two weeks of December. I was busy or traveling so I missed the post. But I am back!

This week's Photohunt theme is Male. I knew right off what I would post about. We traveled to Bako National Park in Borneo specifically to see the Proboscis Monkeys. The males have a distinctive large nose. Experts think the nose is to attract the female. It is definitely large. They also make a very unique sound - a nasal sound that sounds like "Oh No". I also love their scientific name - Nasalis larvatus.

We arrived in Bako and the rangers told us that there was a troop of monkeys in the mangrove swamps just beyond the headquarters. We quietly walked up and were able to observe them while the tide was out. They were so cool. They moved farther out into the mudflats as the tide went out. We were so lucky and glad to be able to see them so soon after we arrived. It was one of the highlights of our trip.

If you would like to know more about the monkeys here are two links for more information.

Proboscis monkey

Proboscis monkey

Young Proboscis Monkeys arguing

Proboscis monkey

Proboscis monkey
Proboscis Monkey walking across the mangrove swamp mud flats during low tide

Comments (14)

YTSL:

Great first photo. And good luck with your new job! :)

Definitely male. ^_^ Happy weekend!
Photo Hunt-Male

What a unique looking monkey. Great take on the theme. Happy weekend.

Mar:

Haven't seen those monkeys with the long nose before, very interesting! congrats on your new job and happy holidays!

Congratulations on your new job! Love these photos. This monkey looks almost like a cartoon character with that crazy nose. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Amazing what creatures can become for the sake of sex appeal.

Terrific photos! I don't believe I've ever seen these specific type of monkey before. That is one big nose!

Ha, those are wonderful.

Congrats on your new job! I hope you won't be too busy not to post here. Your post this week is quite interesting showing an unusual species. Thanks, M.

great entry for photohunt. lovely captures and all the best in your new undertakings.

sheri:

Amazing photos,Marta.Such unusual creatures - love them! Good luck with the new job.

Your photos make me want to go to Borneo. Congratulations on the new job.

Fascinating and great photos for the theme :-)

Maya - you should try to get to Borneo. It isn't as far from Oz as it is from US.

Thanks everyone for your wishes on my new job. Fingers are crossed.

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