21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

The elusive and endangered Aye-Aye feasting at night on a coconut in the Palmarium Reserve in eastern Madagascar. The island is only accessible by boat on a remote channel on the eastern coast of Madagascar. This is a uniquely adapted lemur with their third and fourth fingers elongated and skinny, making them highly specialized to help them pick their food from small openings. Their strong rodent-like teeth allow them to chew through hard surfaces quickly.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Madagascar
Camera: ILCE-7RM4
Copyright: © Beverly Houwing