Photo of the Day 24 October 2008

Macaques, Valparai, India, 2001
Photograph by Frans Lanting
The endangered lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus)) has only one home, the dense rain forests of the Western Ghats mountain range. That world is fragmenting fast, a victim of India's surging population and headlong eagerness to modernize. Concerned citizens are joining forces and working to save what's left before it's too late—for human beings and forest dwellers alike.