Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader “sherfolder” sent us some primates:

A few weeks ago I had the wonderful experience of watching macaques on a rock on the beach of the Thai island Koh Larn. Until sunset there was only half an hour left but luckily the light was enough for some nice pictures.

I don’t know what species of macaque it is, so readers are welcome to provide an ID.

9 Comments

  1. Randall Schenck
    Posted January 30, 2019 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Some nice photos. Pretty good free climbing as well.

  2. Merilee
    Posted January 30, 2019 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    Beautiful rocks, too.

  3. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted January 30, 2019 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    They have some personality!

  4. Christopher
    Posted January 30, 2019 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    I am by no means a primate expert but flipping through my Primates of the World (Petter & Desbordes) I think those might be along-Tailed Macaques, Macaca fascicularis.
    It looks like only three species have the longer tails, but the other two live in India and Sri Lanka.

    • Jenny Haniver
      Posted January 30, 2019 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

      I’d concur: Macaca fascicularis. I see them called crab-eating macaques, and these live near the sea where they can chow down on crabs and other seafood.

  5. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted January 30, 2019 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Thanks for these.

  6. Claudia Baker
    Posted January 30, 2019 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Very nice! What a great experience.

  7. Posted January 30, 2019 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, sherfolder.

  8. Mark Joseph
    Posted January 30, 2019 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    How cool. The macaques and the rocks. Thanks.


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