Special Yunnan Lifestyle| Langurs, monkeys, gibbons... They have "jumped" into the spring!

Special Yunnan Lifestyle| Langurs, monkeys, gibbons... They have "jumped" into the spring! Black snub-nosed monkeys stay together on trees.

Spring is a magical season. This is particularly the case in Yunnan.

With a provincial capital (Kunming) known as the City of Eternal Spring, Yunnan has amazed the world through different means, including its incredible biodiversity.

Run Ning and Shan Lan, two local photographers, recently captured three species of primates by their cameras - namely Indochinese grey langur, black snub nosed-monkey and black crested gibbon - in two national nature reserves in Yunnan.

They jumped, swang and scurried through the canopy. Cherry and azalea flowers became their ultimate delicacies.

What these photographs show is a world you might have never seen before!

 1. Indochinese grey langur (Trachypithe cuscrepusculus

The Indochinese gray langur is a species of Lutung inhabiting in the forests in southwest China, southern Myanmar, northern Thailand, north and central Laos as well as northern Vietnam.

The photographs below were recently taken in western Yunnan's Wuliangshan nature reserve.

An adult Indochinese grey langur plays with her baby.

One grey langur poses against the backdrop of cherry blossom.A grey langur climbs the tree.Cherry flowers are a popular diet for these creatures.Several grey langurs stay on a cherry tree.

2. Black snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti

Also known as Yunnan snub-nosed monkey, the black snub-nosed monkey is an endangered primate species mainly dwelling in the highland forests of Yunnan province.

These images were captured in the Baima snow mountain nature reserve in northwest Yunnan.

Black snub-nosed monkeys stay together on trees.A baby monkey leaps between tree branches.One small monkey with blooming flowersAn up-close to a black snub-nosed monkeyA black snub-nosed monkey in northwest Yunnan

 3. Black crested gibbon(Nomascus concolors)

As a critically endangered species of gibbon, the black crested gibbons have only been found in China, Laos and northern Vietnam so far, with four subspecies. They live in evergreen and semi-evergreen forests.

All the pictures were taken in the Wuliangshan nature reserve.

Gibbons with flowering azaleasA gibbon stays on the tree.An up-close to a black crested gibbonAzalea flowers are common food for these gibbons.One adult black crested gibbon on an azalea tree


Looking at these small but swift and graceful animals, we genuinely feel how wonderful the nature is, and how strong the power of life could be!

Photographs providing by Run Ning and Shan Lan; writing and editing by Wang Jingzhong; proofreading by Wang Huan and Wang Shixue; presenting by Yunnan International Communication Center for South and Southeast Asia