18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

There is a family of proboscis monkeys preparing for bed in a tall tree near the Kinabatangan River in Borneo. Proboscis monkey is endemic of Borneo. They mostly are found near the coasts and riversides. We were lucky to see plenty of them during our Kinabatangan river cruises, especially in the evening, as they are more active at that time of day. Deforestation and hunting, especially the golden hair babies for pet trade, have reduced the population of proboscis monkeys drastically over the past few years.

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Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Sukau, Malaysia
Copyright: © Pavel Zakharov