Post by Ely Teehankee on May 25, 2012 10:06:28 GMT
The Philippines Tarsier (Carlito syrichta) which is also called by the locals as the world's smallest monkey is endemic to the Philippines. It is about 6 inches in length but the tail is much longer than that. To see the relative size of the Tarsier in the arm of a human being go to: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_tarsier Wikipedia, which is the source of my information, reports that the Tarsier is a member of the approximately 45 million year old family Tarsiidae. Having seen it in Bohol a few days ago makes it a profound experience to see something that has existed beyond my imagination considering that the average life span of a human being is about 80 years old. The eyes are big relative to its face and size. It is also bright and clear that you can see my silhouette reflected on the Tarsier's eye as I was taking its picture.
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM. Gitzo GT3530LS tripod, M-3.6 Mongoose Gimbal Action Head. Manual exposure in available light.