July 29, 2013

Kinkajou, Panama

Photograph by Christian Ziegler, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A kinkajou’s pollen-dusted cheek tells of a late-night nectar binge in an Ochroma, or balsa, tree. The balsa tree bursts into bloom at sunset during Panama's dry season, feeding a kaleidoscope of species.

See more pictures from the May 2011 feature story "Open All Night."


Watch a video of a kinkajou »

17 comments
Kay Roge
Kay Roge

So cute but he looks like the type of little critter you wouldn't want to mess with (a bitter lol).

T. Venegas
T. Venegas

Love this, keep up the great work.

ankita verma
ankita verma

aahhaaa  busted!! may be that's why they called honey bear,,well, no link by the way!!!

yeah, nice shot

Laura Sitges
Laura Sitges

These animal-triggered rigs are amazing for getting the kind of shots people didn't used to be able to get... I assume that's what this is.  Nice shot,  a glimpse into the animal's day-to-day behaviors, rather than being interrupted, looking at the photographer. 

 What are the little circular formations on his cheek and chest?  Or are they droplets on the lens?

Sandeep Banerjee
Sandeep Banerjee

Late night nectar binge, eh? Who says kinkajous don't know how to party?

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