Photographer's Note


A photo taken at "Randers Regnskov", a place that is located in the center of Randers in Denmark, between the city and the river Gudenå. One of the most visited tourist attractions in Denmark, with three different continents represented in separate domes, South America, Asia and Africa.

The pygmy marmoset is the case that prompted the further the process of dwarfing switched over millions of years by the marmosets, tamarins in South America. The second smallest primate in the world (after the pygmy mouse lemur) do far more than a dozen centimeters. Because of its microscopic size, the pygmy marmoset has more potential predators than other monkeys. Birds of prey are a constant threat. He scans the horizon, turning her head 180 degrees. To avoid being spotted, he wears a dress cryptic above tawny brown mixed with grayish black. His mode of travel is also very special to stop, it is virtually undetectable. So when he moves, he does sometimes with a very slow, like a lazy or a chameleon. This lightweight can hold onto a rod to bend without. But his main strategy is that of the locust: the sequence burst-immobility. He can hop 4m! The pygmy marmoset moves by jumping vertically along the trunk more often than any other ape. As the squirrel, he climbs a spiral around trees and trunks behind, so fast the human eye has trouble following him. After a series of alternating sprints and jumps disconcerting, the monkey stops the ground where his camouflage protects it, or behind a branch.

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