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