The act of making love

About two years ago I was in Ecuador searching for frogs during the night when I stumbled upon an unusual sighting: a pair of mating mouse opossums (Marmosops cf. noctivagus). The male was hanging from his prehensive tail while firmly holding the

female. It looked like quite a difficult position to me… They allowed me to take some pictures and now one of these (first one below) was awarded the third prize in the category “mammals” from the Melvita Nature Image Awards 2012. In December the picture will be published in the French magazine Terre Sauvage.¬†

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