close cousin!

The Lion Tailed Macaques are an old world monkey endemic only to the Western Ghats. A fewer than 2500 live in the wild today and with growing tea plantations their numbers are plummeting further. While searching for them in the forests of the Western Ghats, I came across this Alpha Male who was calmly sitting on a dead tree stump and observing me. His pose fascinated and reminded me of the famous proverb ''Man came from Monkeys''.

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