Monday, June 28, 2010

Howler monkeys on electrical lines

Here is a photo of howler monkeys on electrical lines along the road from Playa Flamingo back to Tamarindo. The adult monkey is taking arest while wait for the young monkey to catch up.

When driving around our area of Cost Rica, I am always careful to keep a look out on the road and the shoulder of the road to watch for people and animals, as there can be pedestrians, children, people riding bicycles, cows, dogs, or chickens along the roads.

But can be delightful to watch not just along the road, but to take an occasional glance up in the trees, as monkeys are common, and you can sometimes see sloths. Iguanas are so common that I would not bother to slow down to admire an iguana, but I will usually stop to watch and listen to howler monkeys. They always amaze and delight me. If you hoot at them they will sometimes hoot and howl back. They are always much louder.

This week on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site we are showing a series of photos that highlights the architecture of Spain.

7 comments:

brattcat said...

Remarkable. The only creatures I see on power lines are gray squirrels.

Rambling Round said...

Same here as where Brattcat lives. What an experience it must be to see monkeys above you!

JM said...

Great capture, David! The big one looks so funny! :-)

Sharon said...

Great shot of these two!

Tracy said...

I'm good with monkeys as long as there are no snakes! Do the monkeys make a lot of noise all the time?

Jarart said...

Now there is something we don't see in our backyard.

glenda said...

Yes, I have heard those howler monkeys and they are really loud. I'd slow down to look at an iguana, they are pretty fascinating.

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