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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Monkeys along our hiking trail

My friends, have you checked your weight after accompanying me for these few days? The roughness and exhausting hike should have successfully built a fitter you. It is rewarding, isn’t it? No matter how, I am not a good guide before being able to show you some monkeys, though this cannot be planned.

Though cannot be planned, I am feeling so glad the monkeys are over here now. Listen to the rustling and crunching of leaves, and creaking of tree branches above us, the monkeys are jumping from one tree to another. Just a word of precaution, dry twigs may break and hit our head at anytime.

This monkey comes very near to me, and I do not have intention of moving backward. I want to have close up shots, specially for you.

It looks not perfect but seems to be either a little friendly or simply ignorant with my presence, and these are sofar the nearest close up shots I have taken; thanks for your support from behind.

This second one is having a peaceful set of mind while it is scratching its head. I am at a right timing to aim at him.

The third looks like the leader who would fight against “intruders” for its people. It pull its lip the moment I am lifting my camera, along with jerking the head and shoulders forward. Let’s move away before situation getting out of control. No point to challenge back someone who is giving a clear and stern warning signal.

And no photo of the third one.

22 comments:

rainfield61 said...

Life is full of surprises, and they sometimes coincided with each other.

Luckily they have been settled finally, and I am back.

AVCr8teur said...

We do not see monkeys in the wild so our hike with you was quite an adventure. They are animated to watch, but don't get too close. Welcome back and hope all is well!

Kirigalpoththa said...

I like the action of the monkey in the last picture

Cheryl said...

Oh thank you for showing me the monkeys! I have really enjoyed the walk today, now I need a nap to rejuvenate me-ha!

Diane AZ said...

Amazing to see monkeys on a hike! Yes, we should respect the warning signal. There is no telling what they might do.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Those closeups Rainfield are fantastic. To see them so close must have been exciting for you. I so much enjoyed our walk today - more tomorrow.

Ana Goncalves said...

What beautiful encounters with these characters! It's so good seeing you out and about and meeting new beings.

Ayie said...

ood that they are settled because we wouldn't know what can come to surprise us...just like you said

betchai said...

wow, you are that close? love your pictures. that is so great, i do enjoy the hike, i nourished myself a lot though after the hike, you see, food tastes so good for me always :)

Life Ramblings said...

monkeys are aggressive creatures. i'm scared to get so close to them.

Ratty said...

I'm glad that you're back. And you brought some of my favorite animals with you. The monkeys! It's good to know that they didn't decide to chase you, and you got these wonderful pictures.

Mei Teng said...

I like the 2nd close-up shot of the monkey. I don't like being near these creatures as they can be quite aggressive.

George said...

I don't think I've lost any weight on our hike so far, but I am eager to keep going. I'm glad you were able to show us the monkeys. Do you think we can leave before they get angry?

Icy BC said...

Beautiful pictures of the monkeys, and I would back away if I see them..Glad you're back!

Bangchik said...

They are so used to seeing hikers that they begin to view them as friends or friendly enemy...... and be so nonchalant about intrusion.

Ginnymo said...

So neat to see your monkeys!! Great photos!

VanillaSeven said...

Thank you for your love for us rainfield :) . That first monkey looks like he had a vicious wound on his mouth.. poor monkey..

RNSANE said...

What incredible photos! I wish I truly could accompany you on a hike..but, since that is not to be, it is wonderful to share this experience with you photographically!

The Retired One said...

Fantastic photos of your little friends...how thrilling to see them in the wild..!!

Loshini said...
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Loshini said...

We had monkeys in my school too.. they would OPEN the tupperwares from our schoolbags and steal our food. Thank you for this post, Rainfield!

The poor guy, i wonder how he eats?

Glennis said...

I am not too keen to get close to monkeys now days since I was chased by some in Malaysia, but they do look wonderful at play, but are so quick.....