Photo of the Day 24 August 2007

Macaque Mom, Thailand, 1981
Photograph by Steven Raymer
An adult Macaca fascicularis, or long-tailed macaque, ensconces an infant in her arms in a roadside clearing between coastal Pattaya and Bangkok, Thailand.

These primates get their common name from their extraordinarily long tails, which, at 1.3 to 2 feet (40 to 60 centimeters), are usually longer than the macaques are tall.