Saturday, October 12, 2013

Just Look At That Face!







Just look at that face!
I bet you are smiling.

I've been waiting for years to get a decent photo of the Golden Lion Tamarins.
Their move into the Natural Encounters building allowed me to finally get that shot.
Breakfast had just been served.



Golden Lion Tamarin


Golden Lion Tamarin

Golden Lion Tamarin

Golden Lion Tamarin

Lion tamarins take their name from their impressive manes.
The Golden Lion Tamarin my be the most beautiful of the four lion tamarin species.
Critically endangered, the tamarins live in Brazil's coastal rain forests.
These rain forests are disappearing due to ever-expanding logging, agriculture,
and industry.


Camera Critters
Thanks to Misty for hosting Camera Critters each week.

Wishing YOU well and much joy!
Have a fun filled weekend.
To my Canadian friends: Happy Thanksgiving weekend!


24 comments:

Karen said...

Oh wow, they are beautiful! Wonderful shots!

Vee said...

Thank you for showing me an animal I do not ever remember seeing before. An adorable and expressive face!

TexWisGirl said...

their golden color is just beautiful!

Phil Slade said...

They are beautiful indeed. Oh why do we humans treat our wildlife with such disrespect and threaten their very existence? Lovely photographs.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Beautiful highlights in that fur! Covergirl quality! How terribly sad that they are so endangered.

Mary said...

They're so very beautiful. It makes me profoundly sad they're disappearing because of human folly...

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! Wonderful photos of a really cute critter ~ ^_^

carol ( A Creative Harbor)

Ida said...

Oh he's just Gorgeous!

bailey-road.com said...

What beautiful color! Great shots.

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're beautiful! Excellent photos.

NatureFootstep said...

I did not know there was 4 species of them. They are very sweet. I´ve seen them on tv once or twice. Glad you finally met with them.

eileeninmd said...

They are beautiful monkey with their golden mane. Lovely images. Have a happy weekend!

Irene said...

Yes, I am smiling, how unusual. I've never seen one of these.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Excellent photos! That sure is some face :)

c3720e30-481b-11e0-b6fd-000bcdca4d7a said...

wenn man es bedenkt..wir nehmen ihnen alles..ubnd betrügen uns doch selbst
LG vom katerchen

travelwithintent.com said...

Aww, cute! such a marvellous colour.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Your header, alone, has me smiling! Great series of photos!
Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What wonderful photos! This is a beautiful tamarind--what a wonderful color he is!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I don't think I've seen pictures of these before; it is an impressive mane.

Terri Buster said...

Wow- what a gorgeous animal!

beyondzephyr.com said...

Fantastic shots, and the face expressions are just wonderful!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Very sad about their habitat -- they are gorgeous little muppets. :)

edenhills said...

Wonderful captures. I hate that their natural habitat is being destroyed.

Mary said...

What a beautiful creature! Your second shot is spectacular~ I want to reach out and touch that amazing coat!