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The Lemur and Me

Written By: jeff

Posted On: August 6th, 2010

On my last morning at Monkeyland in South Africa, I was out getting the last few shots I needed.  I had been filming a black and white lemur eating at one of the feeding stations. He jumped off the table and looked around a bit. And, then he decided to watch me film.  I was a little nervous although I didn´t really think he was going to do anything.  I turned the camera head on him and he just hung out.  Afraid of making any sudden movements that would scare or unintentionally provoke him, I stayed still even though I remained out of the shot despite some body contortions to minimize my presence.  After 3 minutes, something else grabbed his attention and he walked away, grazing my pant leg as he left me.

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3 Responses to “The Lemur and Me”

  1. This is wonderful. The lemur happens to be my favorite animal so this video made me smile today. Thank you for sharing and letting us experience this interaction through your eyes.

  2. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jeff Jung, Jeff Jung. Jeff Jung said: When u film #travel video in a forest, local primates might get close 2 U ¨The Lemur and Me¨ #rtw #rtwnow #rtwsoon [...]

  3. jeff says:

    Thanks Warren. It was quite a feeling having him right next to me, content to be hanging out. He wasn’t afraid of me. He just accepted me there as if I was part of the forest life. Very cool shooting the monkeys.

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