TOKYO-2017 Nature / Wildlife

A Dance at the Golden Light !

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Wildlife
  • Photographer
    Varun Aditya

Verrealux Sifaka: this spectacular and amusing species belong to the lemur genus and exist only at Madagascar. They are found predominantly on tree tops, leaping sideways from one tree to another. They climb down the trees when it gets too hot during the day, and climb back up long before sunset. They also hit the ground to satisfy their hunger pangs by feeding on the dried neem leaves on the ground. Attuned to their habits of leaping sideways across trees, they replicate this on the ground too, by hopping sideways which makes them look like they are dancing. Since, they climb back up as soon as the afternoon sun subsides, spotting Lemurs at the golden light is rare. As a person who loves golden light images, this little Lemur who was the last one amongst its group to climb up, gave me the perfect and delightful opportunity to record one of the most beautiful moments in golden light, at Berenty Reserve, Madagascar. EXIF: Nikon D4s; Nikon 200mm f/2G VR at 280mm; 1/8000sec at f3.5 (-2.0e/v); ISO 500 Handheld