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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Interspecies Bonding

While journeying around the Yala National Park - Sri Lanka, I came across a very rare and beautiful moment: a Tufted gray langur (Semnopithecus priam) stroking a Grizzled giant squirrel (Ratufa macroura) caringly. It is ironic to see that the so called "wild" animals behave more humanely than humans ourselves.

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Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Yala , Sri Lanka
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Copyright: © Senthi Aathavan Senthilverl