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Common Langur / Gray Langur

Common / Gray  langurs or Hanuman langurs, the most widespread residents of Indian forests, are a group of old world monkeys  constituting the entirety of the genus Semnopithecus.

It was in  Bandipur, around 4’o clock in the evening and our safari was scheduled around 5 pm, having an hours time , I decided to walk around  and look for some birds around the  reception area. I  spotted a group of  Common/ Gray Langurs and  spotted deers and made a few decent images of  langur’s.

Monkey’s and Elephant’s are  my favorite  subjects to photograph. You wont get bored with  it, even if you sit in front of it for days together.


I have taken photos of the mother looking at the baby , baby playing with mother , which are all quite common but I chose this image for back-lit effect on mother face  and of course baby. The mother initially didn’t allow me closer to it, it used run away from  but then I sat in front of it for almost half an hour and then I could go little closer to it. This baby was a naughty one and did all sorts of faces to me 😛

In Safe Hand’s

Evening lights are beautiful, sometimes I feel that ,its important to photograph the light on the subject than the subject.

Watchful Trio

Gray Langur monkey’s  have superior eyesight and ability to sit atop high trees  which allows it to spot predators easily.It is also known as cheetal deer’s best friend.

Please click on pictures to see full view. All photos taken with Nikon D40 with 70 -300 lens, manual focus , in Bandipur national park.

Good night folks 🙂


14 responses

  1. EJ

    Super sharp. Love the DOF.

    August 28, 2012 at 5:03 pm

  2. Hi EJ , Thanks a lot 🙂

    August 28, 2012 at 5:08 pm

  3. Very nice portraits of Langur!

    August 28, 2012 at 8:23 pm

  4. sanjeev santhanam

    Nice photos 🙂

    August 28, 2012 at 9:29 pm

  5. Chaitu

    ‘LANGUR BABY PEEKING’ …. suppose u were d one peeking in 🙂 ,,

    & U share a common Hair style that justifies ur love for Monkeys ;P ,,,

    Keep up the Great Work…

    August 29, 2012 at 1:31 am

  6. Anonymous

    good work bhargav !! brilliant

    August 29, 2012 at 5:32 am

  7. Vivek

    bhale bharghava bhale… nin frnds photo channagi thegdidya 😛

    August 29, 2012 at 1:49 pm

  8. Wow! The third one is so amazing!

    November 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    • Thanks a lot , If you happen to visit Bandipur National Park , you will find it in reception area .

      November 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm

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