Thursday, October 29, 2009

Peeping at a Monkey

If you ever think of monkey is dangerous, it is then very far away from me this time. Anyhow, Dusky Langur is found less aggressive in comparison to a long tailed Macaque. I have never seen them mixing in a group, they must have marked their own territories.

I spotted this Dusky Leaf Monkey in between some dense leaves during my way back. I usually pace myself during the uphill journey, and slow down in order not to hurt the ankles when going down hill.

It should be as light as a bird, sitting on the tip of a tree branch, and picking leaves for its breakfast.

But looking at its size, I could not help myself to believe it was not heavy.

And certainly it was not looking or honking at me, and those actions had never caused the thin branches to vibrate.

Everything was in a peaceful equilibrium, when I kept my distance during peeping, observing, and photo hunting.

I watched this monkey for some time, until it went down slowly and disappeared in the forest. Yes, it went down "slowly", very much different from those long-tailed Macaques that used to swing from one tree to another.


I was not alone. I had pulled the attention of a group of people. They too took out their hand phone cameras and started taking photos.

26 comments:

Ai Shiang said...

That monkey looks far away. Are you using zoom lens to take its photos?

Willie said...

Hi Rainfield61,

I have been following your blog for quite some time and it wonders me of your profession. Are you...

A) Localized Nature Guide?
B) Forestry staff?

p/s : Just wondering. Hehehe

Mike said...

I agree about the macaques nasty little things!

Langurs seem far more gentle and tolerant of humans.

Sharkbytes said...

I still have a hard time getting my head around the idea of monkeys commonly in the trees instead of squirrels. Good pictures with the light sky behind.

Kirigalpoththa said...

How does he stand on those little twigs?

Icy BC said...

You're setting a trend for those people to take pictures!

Beautiful photos, rainfield! It's amazing the monkey could sit on the tree top like that..

Mei Teng said...

This is my first time seeing a dusky leaf monkey.

Long tailed macque can be aggressive if one stares at it for too long.

rainfield61 said...

Ai Shiang: Thanks for your visit. I am using a telescopic lens for these distant shots.

Willie: I am a prisoner in a factory during week days, and am released on Saturday and Sunday.
I am a Nature Guide to all of you by then, a Forestry staff spiritually, or a hiker to my understanding.

Mike: Langurs are of course very much gentle than macaques. They make very less noises in the jungle.

Sharkbytes: I think much on deer than squirrels in your jungle, as what I have observed from Ratty's writing.

Kirigalpoththa: They might be as light as a bird, or I maybe wrong.

Icy BC: I saw them taking pictures, and they were as happy as me.

Mei Teng: I am sure you'll get to know more new things from my blog. lol.

Cate said...

Yet another set of great shots to enjoy with your writing. You truly do have a wonderful time on your walks.

VanillaSeven said...

Beautifully taken rainfield. It looks like the background are covered with snow!

Pacey said...

Ah, I would never have distinguished it from macaques, you just pointed to me the difference now..thanks...great guide.

Diane AZ said...

I've only seen monkeys in a zoo. How wonderful that you can see them while hiking. I am surprised to see it sitting on the end of a little branch like a bird.

George said...

These are great pictures of the monkey. I had not heard of a Dusky Leaf Monkey before. It's good you are inspiring others to take pictures as well.

BK said...

LOL! The group of people; people just don't want to lose out in anyway right. From your description, it seemed to move pretty relaxing and gracefully.

Bengbeng said...

Rainfield, excellent shots. love the first pic most.

rainfield61 said...

Cate: I am looking forward to my another new experience tomorrow again.

VanillaSeven: Then, it is winter time now. Autumn passed so fast.

Pacey: I am honored to be your guide. Welcome to MyJourney, let's sail again.

Diane: My monkeys won't feel happy in a zoo. They like to see people hiking and taking photograph.

George: I have seen three species of monkey over here, yet to discover more.

BK: Can you hear me panting right now? LOL!! Thanks for your visit.

Bengbeng: These are some experiments, the shots can be better if the monkey can pose again at the same place.

Ratty said...

This one must be a very different kind of monkey than the others that seem so aggressive. This story made me feel very relaxed looking at this monkey. It's good to see all the different personalities of our little cousins.

betchai said...

monkey in action, would be very excited to catch a monkey too :)

Cher said...

i only get to see monkeys in the zoo, too. great captures from your telescopic eyes. ;)

Bengbeng said...

monkeys again posing at the same place? u need lots of luck for that :)

Life Ramblings said...

there are monkeys venturing in my neighbourhood and they are a major annoyance to the residents here. :(

Tes said...

I am amazed how monkeys can stay on top of trees on those thin-looking branches. Good capture, Rain!

Autumn Belle said...

This monkey knows 'hang kung' or the art of lightness.Maybe can learn a thing or two from this fella.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

These are wonderful shots rainfield. It would be a treat for me to see monkeys in those trees. We just have squirrels here. He does look very light and thin.

Ayie said...

amazing, those branches are really thin...didn't snap and break!

Ayie said...

it's one lonely monkey =)