February 12, 2011

Long-tailed Macaque

The Philippine long-tailed macaque can be found living in most forested areas on the many islands of the country. With an average tail length between 50 and 60 cm (20-24 inches), about the same as their body sizes, these macaques have the longest tails of all monkeys. 


 Subic Bay, 2008
 
We saw these macaques hanging out on the side of the road on our drive through Subic Bay, a former US naval base turned into a light industrial zone and tourist destination. The tropical rain-forest there is a natural habitat for this sub-species of the crab-eating macaque.

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20 comments:

tapirgal said...

Beautiful animals, beautiful shots. I never noticed that white between the eyes before. It's striking!

Arti said...

Beautiful pics... The second pic is especially good...
Have a wonderful weekend:)
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jabblog said...

Their long tails make them look so elegant and their faces are so full of character. Beautiful:-)

Rajesh said...

Great shots. He looks very much focussed.

EG Wow said...

Neat macaques (a new word for me!). Are they as mischievous and clever as other monkeys?

Misty Dawn said...

How cool! I love learning about critters I wouldn't see otherwise.

John S. Mead said...

Nice job..I was going to say almost EXACTLY what Misty just said above me! It's awesome to get to see animals that are not native to Texas and that I'd usually never encounter. THANKS!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots of these delightful creatures.

cat said...

They are so cute :)

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Nice shots and it must be a wonderul place to drive through!

Dina said...

I have enjoyed watching these monkeys in zoos. Hard to imagine them free and wild and visible.

VioletSky said...

An animal I have heard about but could really have identified - until now!

chubskulit said...

Simply gorgeous! I admire you Francesca because you are more knowledgeable than most of us Filipinos are with stuff that exists in the Philippines..


Camera Critters, have a great weekend.

VP said...

This remind me of an acquaintance of mine, but the macaque is obviously much more funny and intelligent...

twobarkingdogs said...

good photo, thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

Great photos! And those are some seriously long tails!

I'm a new follower from the Camera Critters meme :-)

Kay said...

A very interesting "critter"! I like your photographs
Kay

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Aren't they beautiful? I've seen them in Zoos (where I don't really love to go any more). It must be amazing to catch sight of them in "real life."

JM said...

Great captures, Francisca. A bit similar to the Rhesus Macaque apart from the hairdo. :-)

Natasha said...

They are so cute! Great picture.

Best wishes,
Natasha.