Lemur takes a break from foraging to relax and meditate

The 60s' hippy counter culture message 'turn on, tune in, drop out' seems to have finally reached the lemur community.

Sociable lemurs usually spent their time scurrying around, both during the night and day, in packs of 15 hunting for insects and keeping an eye for predators.

But this monkey seems to have taken on the counterculture phrase first popularised by hippy guru Timothy Leary in 1967.

The animal was photographed on a woodland path, sat upright on its rear with legs crossed and palms facing upwards in a traditional meditation pose.

The startling images were captured by Belgian born amateur photographer Sebastian Degardin, 32, who now lives in Finchley, north London.


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