Monday, September 20, 2010

We are part of the Zoo

Out of sudden I saw this sardonic smile while taking pictures of the monkeys. What did this mean? Did it indicate contempt, rudeness, mockery or malice?

They were staying at the top of a tree in front of me. I thought I could defend myself by swinging my backpack if something should happen, and I saw this one grinned sardonically, so I knew I should not provoke in a same manner.I continued with my shooting carefully.

It was only this scornful tongue that I knew I was surrounded by a colony of monkeys. I must have accidentally intruded into their territories.

I backed off silently, quickly and immediately. They are monkeys.

If you think you have to take a trip to the zoo to keep up with me, I shall say no, no and no. Take a big step backward and pull your camera back, both you and me are actually living in a spherical zoo.

And today is just another Monday in this zoo.

30 comments:

fufu said...

yeah we are part of them :) sometimes i somehow am thinking their world is much larger than ours!

Diane AZ said...

Such expressions! I do wonder what they mean. I love this zoo, Happy Monday to you!

wenn said...

i'm scared of monkeys!

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

I really love the monkey on the right because it had a cute smile (Referring to the first photo)

Kirigalpoththa said...

They are making some funny faces at you Rainfield :)

George said...

These are great pictures of the monkeys. I'm glad you didn't provoke them, although it definitely looks as if they are trying to scare you away.

Sharodindu said...

HEY!!! our group photo is stolen!!

:P

Very nice capture :)

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Gosh, I wouldn't have a clue how to act around monkeys. Can they be aggressive (I've read that they can). Your world is SO different from mine.

Frieda said...

These monkeys are very expressive. You captured them very well...

Ginnymo said...

What cool looking Monkies!! Love their facial expressions.

Grass said...

Sound adventurous! It's a big zoo...

eileeninmd said...

I love these monkey shots, Rainfield! I had to laugh at their smiles and your words. They are cute and great photos.

The Retired One said...

They are scaringly like mankind, for sure...which makes the world a zoo for sure!

Kilauea Poetry said...

(Lol), oh I love this- those expressions are fabulous!! I'm certain there was no mistake- (you walking into this crew's space)!! They were waiting just for you!! This would make my day (but you made mine:))
You should stick a nice size rock at the bottom of your pack juuust in case (I've heard too many nasty monkey stories)- oh I'm sure they can be sweet!

Ann said...

I remember the monkeys when we went to Penang.

My hair is still black enough so I don't have to spend my money on dying my hair. Don't you think Chinese with Yellow hair is real ugly?

Color my face yellow too, not only will I become HWANG LIAN PO, people will think I am a visitor during the July Hungry Ghost festival. May be a banana pontianak?

I must post some old photos of when we were in Penang, Old ones lah, not the Hwang Lian Po ones.

Mei Teng said...

A monkey party! :)

Cher said...

we have to go to the zoo to see monkeys. how lucky can you be to be living in a spherical zoo?! ;)

silent moments said...

what an expressive lot! Only if they knew how to speak...I wonder what they will tell us...

Loshini said...

LOL. how was their chatter? :)

Icy BC said...

They are still fascinating to see. One is ok, but if it's a colony then be safe and get out..

Funny capture of the money!

AVCr8teur said...

I think they were laughing at all the humans coming to visit them. If only you spoke monkey language to interpret their mockery.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Their antics remind me of myself on some days :) They like showing off in front of your lens.

Bengbeng said...

Rainfield, these monkeys r wild animals u got to b careful with them, they might even steal yr camera n stuff like that. but to them we r part of the zoo of coz :)

Ann said...

http://ann-mythoughtsandphotos.blogspot.com/2010/09/watery-wednesday-penang.html

posted specially for you.

Autumn Belle said...

Wow, so many monkeys. Is this Flower Fruit Mountain? Happy Mid Autumn Day!

Ann said...

Those photos were taken on our first visit to Penang, about 15 years ago. Of course I was younger then, LOl, Not the Ah Mu as my husband calls me.

Our fate had not met then, but next time I visit Penang, I will go and ask the monkeys where to find you.

Evelyn said...

I am not fond of monkeys. My zoo is nice, and no monkeys :D

Great shots.

Life Ramblings said...

i don't like monkeys and likewise, i don't think they are fond of me too. :)

ruthi said...

a smile can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. if only we know how to read smile... we will be able to learn how to deal with human emotions.

Harumi said...

Wow.. unbelievably superb expressions! lol You're great Rain, you've caught the best stand-up comedians of Cerok Tokun! ^__^