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Dusky Leaf Monkeys, also known as Spectacled Langur Monkeys are gentle primates found in the south of Thailand.
We encountered some of these awesome wild monkeys on an interesting bike tour from Bangkok to Chumporn courtesy of Beyond Boundaries Travel (which I recommend). They were just sitting in the shade waiting for their primate cousins (that’d be us) to feed them.
Unlike the mischievous macaque monkeys who would just jump all over and start biting and stealing stuff, the langurs were politely sitting there, almost queuing and taking turns to get some snacks.
The adults are brown with white circles around the eyes (which is why they are called Spectacled Langur) and the babies are completly orange and adorably curious.
I managed to take this cute shot of the baby completely mesmerized by my camera with a nice bokeh in the background.
In all wildlife shots (as well as portraits), your main priority is to get your subject’s eyes in focus. Because when we look at a picture of an animal (or person) our eyes are automatically drawn to the eyes in the photo. If they’re soft, you can consider your shot ruined.
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