Sunday, January 20, 2013

What does this friendly monkey want?

I love this photo of a white-faced Capuchin monkey reaching out to touch and make eye contact with my daughter-in-law.  The monkeys knew that they were all out of bananas at this point, so he was strictly socializing, not begging for food.

The guide told them that they should not show their teeth to the monkeys because monkeys show their teeth as a sign of aggression.  I think it was impossible for Christina not to smile at this monkey who approached and touched her on the arm.  I am also sure that this monkey could see her friendly intentions.    

My son got married the weekend before Christmas, and he and his lovely bride enjoyed their honeymoon in our Langosta Beach condo.  My son took this photo during their wildlife river cruise in Palo Verde National Park.

Today is Sunday, so we have new photos posted on our  Viva la Voyage travel photo site.  This week we are showing some photos from Tanzania that feature some of the scenes other than wildlife.

11 comments:

Karl Demetz said...

I love this photo too!!! Great catch!!!

Kate said...

The expression on both of their faces is priceless. Wonderful souvenir of the honeymoon. Isn't it fun to welcome another member in the family...and, I don't mean the monkey!!

Kate said...

Dave, I left a message for you on my blog. Go here to see 2 pages of Nicolai Fechin's artwork:
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Judy said...

This is a fun picture!

brattcat said...

priceless.

Sharon said...

What a great shot!

Jack said...

A cute picture. She doesn't seem afraid of that little monkey.

Robert Geiss said...

What joy ! May time and life treat them all kind.

Bob Crowe said...

I remember taking such a boat ride in the backwaters near Quepos. The guide encouraged us not to feed the monkeys but they would take the most delicate sips of water from the caps of our bottles.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a wonderful spot for a honeymoon Dave, a tropical paradise.

JM said...

I was never this close. So cool!

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