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Langur Monkey, India

Photograph by Michael Nichols

In an image taken by a remotely operated 35-mm camera, a baby langur monkey clings to his mother's chest in India's Bandhavgarh National Park. Photographer Michael Nichols set up the cameras to capture tigers in action, but the active langur monkeys tripped the infrared beam thousands of times a day, using up so many rolls of film that he had to adjust the timer to operate during "tiger time"—late afternoon, when tigers prepared for their nightly hunt.

(Text adapted from and photograph shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Sita: Life of a Wild Tigress," December 1997, National Geographic magazine)

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