Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Baby howler monkey

As I promised yesterday, today's photo is another howler monkey in the same group, but this one is a child. I would not describe this as a baby because usually we see baby howlers clinging to their mother's backs and riding along. This one was climbing and hanging out on his own, although he looks a little worried.

Usually when you see a pack of howler monkeys there will be 1 or 2 babies among the 10 - 15 monkeys traveling together.

My wife took the best photo of a howler monkey that I have seen. I have shown it before, but am posting it again for those who have not been following this site for a long time. She was able to get a camera angle where there was no sky in the background so she could get a better exposure than the typical photos of howler monkeys silhouetted against a light sky.

My younger son, Stuart, who is the technical consultant to assist me with this website, got a great video of some howlers. We stopped along side the road when we saw a group of howlers walking across the telephone wires. He saw where the group was jumping from one tree to another and staked out a spot where he could get videos of the monkeys flying through the air.

The tease for tomorrow is that I will show something else that commonly hangs out in the trees in Costa Rica.

6 comments:

brattcat said...

These are both wonderful. All of these shots have shown this species to be rather pensive looking, although that last monkey might want to learn to chew with his mouth closed. He was probably so enamored by the sight of Julie it made his jaw drop.

Sharon said...

That young monkey is so cute and you are so right, he does look a little worried. What fun to see so many at once and watch them move around.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

he is cute but also has a worried look that makes him look old. nice capture

Jarart said...

Sweet!

glenda said...

Hope this little guy isn't looking for his mother. Love the howler with the leaf in his mouth. Good shot Julie.

Jilly said...

Your howler monkey photos - and Julie's are just superb. What a fascinating animal.

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