Hanuman langur running in profile; Satdhara, Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh, India
Description: Satdhara ('Seven Streams'), near Sanchi, is a complex containing two ruined monasteries, one large Buddhist stupa, and twenty nine smaller stupas. Dating back to the third century BC, it lies out in the beautiful forests of Madhya Pradesh, high on a cliff edge above the River Bes. Satdhara is located a long way off the tourist trail, reached along a rutted 5km cattle track, and I was delighted to spend an afternoon there entirely alone exploring the site. As I was photographing the stupas I became aware of a large male Hanuman Langur (Gray Langur) sitting in a dead tree on the edge of the cliff. As I turned to photograph him he set off, running along the edge of the cliff, enabling me to get this motion shot.