As a photographer hoping to catch detailed shots of the action, aside from the speed with which they move, the factor that gives cause to the greatest frustration is that generally speaking Verreaux's Sifaka tend to head in a direction away from the sun – after all, leaping those distances and trying to land without puncturing a hand or a foot on a long, sharp thorn is surely challenging enough, without a blinding beam of light shining directly in your eyes! - leaving little light to illuminate their facial features.
After many hours of gnashing my teeth on several days that failed to produce the images I'd been dreaming of, I finally found myself in a position where the leader led the rest of the troop off at an angle that was about as perfect as I could have hoped for.
Pleased as am with all of these images on their own, I saw the potential in creating a composite that better tells the story. If you look closely you may actually notice that the subjects in this series are in fact two different Sifaka!