Sunday, February 5, 2012

Monkey on a wire

The family of howler monkeys in this photo series wanted to cross the road.  But howler monkeys like to stay in the trees and avoid coming on the ground. This howler walked down the wires running along the road to scout for a good spot to cross the road.

We stood relatively still in the road so that we would not bother them.  Nevertheless, this monkey looks apprehensive and concerned.  I will explain why tomorrow.

Despite our presence and the challenge of crossing the beachfront road, the howlers did not howl.  They can be heard for more than a mile (1.6 km) when they start howling in their very low voice.

We are showing photos of Egypt this week on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

7 comments:

brattcat said...

this is such a complex and interesting capture.

Sharon said...

Wonderful shot!

Kate said...

Had to check out Lowell's comment on your yesterday's blog...very clever, Dave!!

These monkeys must be interesting to watch, and I am so happy to hear how careful you are about their space.

glenda said...

Great fun to watch these interesting monkeys.

Jack said...

What a face, Dave. It looks great when enlarged.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Interesting catch and a wonderful series.

Bob Crowe said...

Makes me think of that old Leonard Cohen song: like a bird on a wire, like a drunk in his midnight choir, I have tried in my way to be free. This one, too.

Starting to get antsy about our return to Tamarindo.

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