Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Faces (Dusky Langur)

I replayed the recorded sound of my friend the Puff-throated Babbler this morning, I thought this could train the babbler to come over whenever I am here. Unfortunately mutual understanding was not achieved, and it only responded at the far end of the canopy.

On the other way, I found that these Dusky Langur were spying at me at the same time. They must be seeing a real weird maniac.

During the process of staring back and photographing them, this one rushed up a tree, rubbed against leaves and berries, and stopped by to peek at me at its presumed safe distance.

Focus of this one was purposely aiming at blank. Both of us knew, but it would rather prefer to pretend seeing nothing.

This one lowered its head away. It was a paparazzi just now but looked like a thinker right now.

I like this one. It stayed not too far away and never bothered to make a move. It listened and was trying to locate the babbler too.

This juvenile Dusky Langur might be the only one who knew nothing about the happening. It might not know that though weird, the world is full of fun.

30 comments:

kulasa said...

they all look gorgeous! i just love looking at their faces, indeed life is full of fun...

Bengbeng said...

Ceruk Tekun is definitely worth a visit

betchai said...

wow, wish i have your kind of encounter Rainfield, I only see monkeys here at the zoo, love your captures, the stares are amazing, full of expression.

George said...

These are some of the cutest faces I've seen. You did a wonderful job capturing all of these. I like your captions, too.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Like Betchai, I only see them at the zoo as well and they are not this cute. How adorable are their faces? You were playing hide n seek with them :) Fantastic shots.

Frieda said...

They look cute. So many expressions...and your description is great to read (as always...).

Kilauea Poetry said...

I'm sure the Paparazzi Works both ways here! Very expressive faces- serious..and I love their markings!! So poetic Rainfields (lol)

Filip Demuinck said...

Very special eyes

Diane AZ said...

They look so smart with those white spectacles. ;)

Autumn Belle said...

The dusky langur is very sweet. They seem to have panda eyes. I hope they will be free to roam in our rainforest jungle forever. They certainly need the Monkey King of Flower Fruit Mountain to protect them from the demon poachers.

fufu said...

hhahaa the world for them is fun of fun :) just we always disturb/attack their private world ><

AVCr8teur said...

Such unusual creatures with big eyes. I have never seen these before.

The Retired One said...

What a fantastic animal! Amazing you got so close and got such good shots of it!

Mike said...

Rainfield my favourite Asian monkey. Great to see them at large in the forest.

ruthi said...

So cute... look like they are wearing glasses. LOL. I will surely be excited if I see one of these in my walk in the woods. But too bad I don't think they have one of those here in Maine.

VanillaSeven said...

I think they likes you rainfield :)

Grass said...

You're getting real close, in no time they will treat you as good friend....:-)

Misalyn said...

I enjoyed looking at your photos. Like betchai and Poetic Shutterbug, I only see them at the zoo, the latest one was at Al Ain Zoo.

Cher said...

so they are called Dusky Langur, interesting God's creature... great captures!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Look at those eyes! They look very interesting!!

silent moments said...

such a cute bunch of primates! you have nicely frozen an array of expressions in them

Mabel Low said...

HAHAHHAHAHA... tickles me to look at them! So adorable! :D

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

What a cute face! It is hard for me to think of real animals like that in the trees. With our North American brains, we only see them as stuffed animal toys.

Mei Teng said...

The face of the Dusky Langur reminds me of the Darlie man! Or a gollywog. Hehe....

Amila Kanchana said...

Beautiful one!

Heather Dugan (Footsteps) said...

Terrific photos! Such soulful eyes they have...

p3chandan said...

Dusky Langur...kind of sexy name but the owner looks too cute n cuddly to justify it.They seem like a docile little monkeys but very curious abt you..nice shots!

Icy BC said...

What an adorable looking face! You took amazing pictures, and I also wish to see this Langur in person.

Ratty said...

Wonderful pictures! I remember the first time I ever saw your blog, so long ago now. You mentioned that there were monkeys on your nature trails. I was immediately fascinated. Now you show us all the monkeys and we are all fascinated even more. It makes me wish I could see monkeys on my trails too. Maybe one day.

Ayie said...

what a cute face with the eye ring