Thursday, June 23, 2011

Monkeying around

After posting photos of a crocodile for a week, followed by a rather unattractive iguana yesterday, I figured I better show photos of some cute animals animals for balance. Here are some white-faced capuchin monkeys playing around on the boat we took for our wildlife viewing trip on the Tempisque River in Palo Verde National Park.

The size of this boat shows the safety in getting so close to the crocodiles. I have gotten enough to photograph crocodiles that one of them splattered me with mud scrambling from the river bank into the water next to the boat.

I extend happy birthday wishes today to my brother. He is a clinical psychologist and his wife is a social worker for the Veterans Administration in St. Cloud, Minnesota, helping veterans, particularly those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. They, and the veterans, are saints.

This week we are showing photos of the Villa Melzi on our Viva la Voyagetravel photo site. If you have not been to the shores of Lake Como in Bellagio, Italy, come take a visit by clicking on the link to our website.

6 comments:

Sharon said...

Cute little guys!

Irina said...

Warmest congratulations to your brother!
I never liked monkeys, was sorry to have them as far relatives according to Darwin's theory, which was the only verity here. It is pride, I know.

Jack said...

Unlike Irina, I am proud to call monkeys ancestors. Compared to some other relatives, they are a step up.

Kate said...

Happy Birthday to your brother and kudos to him for the work that he does.

The monkeys I saw in the temples in India were rascally little devils. I was actually a bit afraid of them.

Bob Crowe said...

I don't recall the name of this national park but we had lots of fum with these monkeys on a boot ride from Quepos some years ago. They are so used to people that if you poured a bit of water from your bottle into the cap they would come to sip from it. That's a strong memory.

Karl said...

Are they cute !!

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