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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Oh Lord!

Oh Lord! Save me from all the evil..... This huge-eyed primate is one of the unforgettable memories of my wilderness journeys in Wilpattu National Park. A distraught voice was heard a little after dawn from a close by patch of shrub. This frightened, innocent creature, a gray slender loris, was found almost covered by cobwebs.

Though it howled in agony, we were not able to find out a particular reason. It clinged onto a branch of a shrub and curled up using his spindly limbs and slender body. I still could remember the way it looked adorably with its huge rounded eyes just before vanishing from the scene, leaving this memorably beautiful image to all of us.

All species of lorises are worldwide considered the most evolutionarily distinct. It is our duty to protect this creature who is now in serious danger of extinction due to loss of habitat.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Isuru Dayananda
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