Thursday, April 22, 2010

White faced Capuchin monkey hopping on the boat

After a few comparatively tame days of sea shells and dogs, let's return to some Costa Rica wild animals. I like white-faced Capuchin monkeys, although my wife does not.

Here you see one who has jumped onto the railing of a wildlife river excursion boat on the Tempisque River in Palo Verde National Park, a very popular trip from Tamarindo.

Julie does not like them because their faces are so expressive that they seem too human for her tastes. If they get impatient while seeking a handout of food, they furrow their brow and I think Julie believes they should have better manners and not beg for food.

This week we are showing photos of one of our favorite cities, and certainly the most unique city on earth, Venice, on our Viva la Voyagetravel photo site. It is a photographer's delight.

8 comments:

brattcat said...

I agree with Julie that their faces are quite human and expressive. Perhaps their manners are rude but human behavior is not always ideal either.

Sharon said...

I think I would find watching these creatures very interesting.

Jarart said...

Nice capture, Dave. If humans had never started feeding them, they wouldn't be begging for handouts. But then, photographing them would be harder.

Kate said...

Cute little fella. I like the fact that they remind us of ourselves- the good, the bad, and the ugly. Re. your comment on my St. Francis Hotel post today. I cannot vouch for the rooms since I haven't spent a night there, but I love the ambience, the restaurants, and especially the front veranda where it is a pleasure to sit, embibe, and watch the world go by. For more info., check the link I posted.

Steffe said...

We are of course more related to modern apes than to monkeys, but this guy looks familiar!

Lois said...

What a cute little fellow! I think I might tend to agree with Julie.

glenda said...

I think he has a darling little face.

JM said...

Julie is right, they do seem human! Did I tell you I caught two trying to unzip our bags at the beach? :-)

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