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Spectacled Leaf Monkey

Trachypithecus obscurus


Also known as Dusky Leaf Monkey or Dusky Langur. Medium sized monkey (head and body 50-70 cm plus that again for the tail - 7.5kg). Varying shades of grey with diagnostic white eye rings and upper lip. Has tufts of fur on the cheeks.


Mainly arboreal as main part of the diet is young leaves. This one spotted in Pahang in coastal rain forest.

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43 Comments (1–25)

triggsturner 4 years ago

Thank you Zlatan and Pam for your comments. I took these soon after taking up wildlife photography and this first photo is still one of my all time favorites. The cute factor is ridiculously high and it was my pleasure to share it with you all.

pamsai 4 years ago

Awesome photos Robert, Well deserved placing ! Such a cutie..

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 4 years ago

Well, the second spot is definitely worth it - that first shot is simply fabulous. Such a cute guy!

triggsturner 8 years ago

Thank you everyone for all your comments and support. Amazing to get a 2nd spot. Feel most honoured.

staccyh 8 years ago

The first photo is awesome, congrats!

pamsai 8 years ago

Absolutely LOVE this one Rob. Congratulations very well deserved...

KarenSaxton 8 years ago

Love that expression

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Congrats Rob. Love it.

AshleyT 8 years ago

Congrats Robert, your spectacular Leaf Monkey placed 2nd in the mammal category for the Best of 2015! Here is the link for the '2016 Best Wildlife Photo' mission so you can add more fantastic spottings for this year!


triggsturner 8 years ago

Thank you so much Polilla both for your lovely comments and fantastic support over the last year. It really has been a pleasure to share my worldly wanderings and especially to showcase some of New Zealand's natural history with you all.

triggsturner 8 years ago

Thank you for including this guy in your PN top ten mammal spotting Lisa. A great honour to be included.

LisaPowers 8 years ago

Congrats triggsturner, your adorable Spectacled Leaf Monkey has made the top 10 mammal spottings in the '2015 Best Wildlife Photo' mission! Rangers are voting on the top 10 mammal spottings, and the top 3 will be announced on February 6th. The top 3 spottings will be commented on here on the site, but make sure you keep a look out on our Facebook app page for the announcement as well! Congratulations on making the top 10!

triggsturner 8 years ago

Thank you Jenavieve.

Jenavieve Jones
Jenavieve Jones 8 years ago

Absolutely adorable

triggsturner 8 years ago

Hi Ellen. Thank you for your comment. This planet is our home and is a pretty special place that needs our respect and appreciation. I hear you.

EllenAtkins 8 years ago

Mother Earth with her splendid array of wonders! We are so lucky to be able to see, through photographs, many of her spectacular miracles. Is God really Mother Earth?

triggsturner 8 years ago

Thank you Dilan

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 8 years ago

SuperB shot!!Congratulations!!

triggsturner 8 years ago

Thanks again for everyones comments and likes. Glad it made you smile Olivia.

OliviaG 8 years ago

Great spotting, perfect moment, well done.
... gives a smile to everyone...
Thanks for sharing and congratulation!

outsidegirl0 8 years ago

great SOTD!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Congratulations ..

triggsturner 8 years ago

A special thank you to all you young ones out there that have commented on this little monkey. Keep learning, keep observing. This planet and all its creatures and plants need you.

triggsturner 8 years ago

Thank you everyone for your continuing comments and likes, both here and Facebook. I am quite overwhelmed by peoples reaction and so happy it has given some joy to you all. Getting a SOTD has certinaly made my day and yes Yasser, I will enjoy the honour. It is my pleasure to share my wildlife images on this great site with all you like minded people. Thanks again. Robert.

patty 8 years ago

It is beautiful.It is a beautiful animal. It is a baby monkey. It is a lovely monkey.

Class Form II Yellow
Saint George´s School

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Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Spotted on Jan 1, 2014
Submitted on May 16, 2015

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