Proboscis monkeys

The proboscis monkey is an unusual primate which can only be found on the island of Borneo. We came by this monkey troop whilst cruising down a jungle river. There was lots of fog around and the monkeys almost glowed in the early morning light.

The proboscis has been described as the world’s ugliest monkey because of the Β males enormous nose. I disagree and reckon these monkeys are so unique and I just love their vibrant colour. Scientists are apparently unsure as to why the males have such large noses but it is believed that the larger the nose the more attractive they are to the females! This male had about 10 females in his troop.

~ by davidbettini on August 25, 2010.

22 Responses to “Proboscis monkeys”

  1. Now that’s more like what I was expecting you to post!

    Great shots mate!

  2. They don’t call me Quixdraw for nothing Cisco!

  3. Now there’s a face only a mother could love!

  4. Great captures by the way πŸ™‚

  5. Ha ha ha, And they say size doesn’t matter.
    Love the bottom one Dave. Nice lighting.

  6. Oh, It was rude, ha ha. Some serious peckers in that bunch.

  7. Yep, I like them too, they certainly stand out in the crowd and the male monkey has a tough day job with all those females πŸ™‚ Nice shots!

  8. Certainly packing a fair snozza but they have some character about them. Great capture Dave

  9. nice work man! πŸ™‚ buuttt…, oh how you missed your chance for some fun at Merve’s expense, I don’t know though πŸ˜› haha

  10. Ah yes of course! I failed to see the resemblance! he he

  11. Great shots Dave……maybe I’m possibly related with the resemblance in the nasal features!!!!!

  12. Good to see you back safe and well Dave. Cool stuff mate but I got all these shots last week at the zoo. Why did you have to go all the way to Borneo???

    Just jokes. You know me. See you at JPP in October. Look for the tanned over relaxed guy with a beer in his hand.

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