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   CaliforniaMama  Tuesday Feb 28 07:55 AM

February 28, 2012 Decken's Sifakas Lemurs





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Madagascar

Decken's sifakas appear right at home in their karst home in western Madagascar. These lemurs live among the unusual pinnacles of the Tsingy de Bemaraha, which started to form 1.8 million years ago as groundwater dissolved and shaped the porous limestone.
From the National Geographic book Visions of Earth

Photograph by Stephen Alvarez



Trilby  Tuesday Feb 28 08:09 AM

What? There are at least three words in that description I don't
Understand.



glatt  Tuesday Feb 28 08:16 AM

Oh, that's a cool shot.


At first, with no scale reference, I thought they were humans in space suits. But then I figured out what they were.



Sheldonrs  Tuesday Feb 28 09:22 AM

They look like Yetis hanging on for dear life after the snow melted.



Sundae  Tuesday Feb 28 11:14 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianna View Post
What? There are at least three words in that description I don't
Understand.
I'm assuming one is karst. I had to look that up a couple of years back.
Effectively karst is what you see above, and it happens as described.
I won't insult you with a link - if you find the geology in the picture interesting I'm sure you'll go look

I thought "Awwww, lookit the little monkeys" and sniggered to myself.
I know quite well they are primates.


SPUCK  Wednesday Feb 29 06:21 AM

The day I have to parachute out of a burning plane that's what I'll see when I look down...



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