Monday, August 19, 2013

Monkey Ladder

I have had a few posts in the last few days about biodiversity, so here is a photo of one of the unusual plants in Costa Rica.  It is called a monkey ladder, and with good reason.

The turning shape of the vines that lead from the canopy to the ground provide excellent hand holds for monkeys to climb up and down.

This week we are showing photos of the Spanish colonial architecture of Grenada, Nicaragua on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

8 comments:

glenda said...

I believe even I could climb that. Of course I'm not going to try.

Sharon said...

What in interesting plant and perfect for those cute little monkeys.

Judy said...

Amazing!

Stefan Jansson said...

Never seen anything like this before.

Kate said...

I am always struck by the lush greenery of the photos you share. This plant/vine must be a real pleasure for the animals.

Andie said...

I thought it was a snake!!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Like a snake !

Jack said...

Isn't that odd! I wonder why it has all of those switchbacks.

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