November 11, 2011

Langurs, India

Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

After a rare downpour langurs seek shelter from a fleeting desert waterfall. The Thar is usually inhospitably hot and dry, reaching 120°F. These monkeys, which are about two feet long and 25 to 40 pounds, are the only primates besides humans that thrive in this harsh habitat.

See more pictures from the August 2011 feature story, "A Monkey That Knows No Bounds."

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