Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Feeding a monkey

I mentioned in my post a couple of days ago that my brother-in-law was coming to Tamarindo for a visit. On Sunday we went on a wildlife boat trip in Palo Verde National Park, which I often recommend to the guests who rent our condos when we are not in Tamarindo.

This is a photo of my brother-in-law's hand (the one on the bottom) feeding a banana piece to a white-faced Capuchin monkey who had hopped on the roof of our boat.

Part of the fun of feeding the monkeys is to interact with a wild animal. The monkeys will first look you right in the eye to size up whether you are safe. They will then come close and take the banana. After a while my brother-in-law, having a playful and teasing sense of humor, started clenching his fist to hold the banana pieces. The monkeys would furrow their brow in very human-like expression of annoyance and then pry his fingers open, one by one, to get access to the banana.

This week we are showing photos of the island of Hvar, off the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

9 comments:

brattcat said...

Haha. You made me laugh at your id of your brother-in-law's hand.

Sharon said...

You got a great shot here! That monkey is really intent on getting that banana.

Tracy said...

Do they ever say "THANK YOU"?

Lois said...

I love the look on the monkey's face. He has some very long fingernails!

JM said...

I couldn't get this close... This shot is just wonderful!
Thank you for letting me know about the series and, by the way, I have started a new blog, "in the wild", so I will have some posts dedicated to these guys as well! :-)
http://jm-inthewild.blogspot.com

Jarart said...

That face is very expressive. I wonder if they ever bite people.

glenda said...

What a neat shot. You really get a great look at this little guys expression.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Gosh, I am always surprised at how much we look like them.


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Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is a fabulous photo. he looks friendly and like he is smiling

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