Curious lemurs bungee down to reach for camera in stunning snaps
By Jamie Smith
Incredible pictures show lemurs bungee jumping down from branches to inspect a camera.
Photographer Julia Sundukova, 38, travelled to the Andasibe area of Madagascar to capture some fun-loving lemurs who reached out for her with every swing.
Julia got up close and personal with the common brown lemur, black-and-white ruffed lemur and the rufous brown lemur all of which she snapped leaping down from above.
Julia said: “I came especially to spend time with lemurs, to learn their behaviour and try to understand them better. I spent ten days visiting them and every day was different.
“Lemurs are fast and the sun was a rare guest between rains, so, the challenge to take interesting photo was even more difficult.
“I like difficult challenges. I chose this angle as one of idea for pictures and spent upside down as much time as my neck allowed me.
“I was trying to attract lemurs and motivate them to hang on branches upside down and was risky my lenses, and my eyes, allowing lemurs to touch me and camera all the way they want.
“But nobody got hurt and all lenses were safe. All you need is to be patience and respect their safety and freedom.
“It was a truly unforgettable experience. They touch you, jump around, communicate to each other and fight all in front of you.
“I would love to spend time with them again and again in nature.