Monday, April 1, 2013
Theme Day: Pedestrians Crossing -- Monkeys
I took this photo only one block from our Langosta beach condo. This is the main road that runs along the beach. Although howler monkeys are common in Costa Rica, it is very rare to see them as pedestrians. This is the only time that I have seen howler monkeys on the ground rather than up in the trees.
The reason this mother and child were on the road is that she could not leap from the tree branches across the road, and the rest of her pack had gone from one side of the road to the other. This demonstrates why it is important to keep trees in the community even as there is more development in order to maintain the habitat and paths of travel for the monkeys.
This week we are showing photos of the Church of the Holy Seplulchre in Jerusalem on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.
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