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Dimensions2367 x 2959
Original file size5.76 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken1-Jun-18 11:33
Date modified1-Jun-18 13:45
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D500
Focal length55 mm
Focal length (35mm)82 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/320 at f/5
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
_DSC7967EDHP_13815hot hand lick lc 7087 gretl

_DSC7967EDHP_13815hot hand lick lc 7087 gretl

To a lemur, the term "finger licking good" does not imply that an excellent meal, fed upon sans utensils, has just been consumed. Because lemurs are furry (in case you hadn’t noticed!) and don’t sweat and rarely pant (both valuable adaptions for cooling down displayed by many critters), they can often be seen on hot days licking their hands and toes. The evaporative cooling of moisture thusly applied to bare skin aids the body in getting rid of excess heat. Although perhaps not as satisfying as a greasy piece of fried chicken, chillin on a hot day, as two year old Griselda in NHE 4 demonstrated here earlier today (88 by noon!), is a very valuable strategy for a furry primate on a hot day.