Sunday, August 2, 2009

One, Two and Jump

When I went back to Cerok Tokun yesterday morning, the second stop was noisy with different funny sounds of the monkeys. I could not understand what was really happening. The voices echoed from the right, to the left, and then appeared far atop a tree and down to the slope, almost at everywhere. When I was busy tracing the various sound sources, my attention had been distracted by something happened on my right.

The monkeys were lining up jumping from one tree to another. This must be one of the game that I could not make any sense of it. I aimed my camera at the jumping location, waiting to harvest a few action-packed pictures.

Yes, here is the first move: Get set,

Ready,

Go!

And the game continued.
But my focus was to follow the last one. I searched between the leaves and branches. The monkey had disappeared to nowhere. Somehow I had spotted what supposed not to be seen in the open.
I wonder while the couple were busy, what was the third one trying to do?

23 comments:

Bengbeng said...

this is interesting. is it a mating ritual or gathering food?

rainfield61 said...

Bengbeng: I have edited the picture. Hope it is now self-explanatory.

Icy BC said...

How distracting it must be for the couples! Interesting post, rainfield!

Ginnymo said...

Ha! This was a cute post Rainfield! It must be fun to watch those monkeys. They didn't even care that you were taking their picture when they were mating..Ha! Ha!

Cher said...

haha! interesting post as always!

Ratty said...

Excellent pictures! I like the one where the monkey is jumping. I guess you found out what the game was that the monkeys were playing. :D

betchai said...

must really be wonderful to see them jumping around and playful. wonderful pictures.

flyingstars said...

Simply Beautifully captured shot!

Mei Teng said...

Long tailed macque aren't they? They are having a jumping good time! :)

Sharodindu said...

YOUR MONKEY IS REALLY FUNNY...BUT I AM SURE THAT MY GOAT HAS NOT LEARNED JUMPING FROM HIM. MY GOAT WAS VERY SMART, COOL AND CALM. NO MONKEY JOB! ;)

Mike said...

In my experience monkey's are never that shy! How does it go? Two's company three's a crowd!

Bengbeng said...

hehe.. yes it is clearer now :)

maricar said...

Ha! Ha! Ha! ;) that was cute rainfield61, and funny! i am really beginning to like you *winks* you're sense of humor ;)

rainfield61 said...

Icy BC: Fortunately I have been distracted, this is a rare capture.
Hehehe!!!

Ginnymo: "Who care?" they said.

Cher: Your squirrel is interesting too.

Ratty: In fact, I was waiting to see any of them falling down. They are so used to it. Sigh!!

betchai: I have a few more good pictures to be shared. Before that, I am still counting: one, two, JUMP!!! Fun!!!

flyingstars: Thank you. Thank you for for your visit. Do come again.

Mei Teng: Yes, they are "seperti monyet kena belacan".

Sharodindu: Yes Sir! Your goat is smart, cool and calm. No monkey job!!

Mike: I love that: Two's company three's a crowd! So well to describe..

Bengbeng: I used to hahaha, must be hehehe this time.

maricar: *winks* I am very serious, to tell some jokes.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Third monkey looks like a juvenile.. He is learning ;)

VanillaSeven said...

It is really hard to shot a wild monkey cause they simply can't sit still. Good one rainfield :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

These are fantastic photos rainfield. You caught them in the midst of jumping, that is so cool. I really enjoyed this post.

cherie said...

enjoyed this, too! i wasn't quite sure how it would end but i'm glad it did end well, haha!

Harumi said...

That's some unusual captures. Monkeys are good at verbal fights as much as jumping and swinging.

Probably this was a fight for death situation, to say who wins the girl.. or something along the lines.. lol

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Huh Rainnie .. a rare shot on monkeys at IT. I don't know, is this ritual happening to other animals as well?... It's only last week, that neighbour's cats were at it right in my garden. But sorry to say this Rainnie, their preludes were daylong.....

Happy Day to you
~bangchik

Pacey said...

Interesting and I would have been afraid to be surrounded with so many monkeys...GReat post as always and thanks for the visists rain. Have a great week.

journey adventure said...

I have never been there. must be a lot of interesting fauna.

Willie said...

Wah...i have not seen monkeys for a long time.