Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation, Malaysia

Monday, May 30, 2011

My World - An encounter with monkeys

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When I was over at Penang Botanic Garden recently, these little fellas were roaming freely around the park as I stood quietly from a distance. They didn't seem bothered by my presence there.


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This one stops for a brief rest on the fence and I think it's enjoying all that morning sunshine.


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It was keeping a watchful eye on me. It spotted me taking its picture and it looked quite grumpy but glad it didn't behave aggressively.


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It sat there for a few minutes and I wonder what it was thinking


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Then it went down the fence and it gave me an intense look. The eye contact can be scary but I wasn't that close as I'd like to be. The photos have been cropped for a closer look.


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I captured another shot of him sitting on the ground, looking curious and unafraid. And he too, sat just long enough for me to take a few quick shots. He seemed to be harmless and I think he enjoyed posing for a photo shoot but these primates can be quick to move. It's difficult sometimes to catch just the precise moment and opportunity. Sometimes I get lucky.


That's My World

31 comments:

  1. Yikes! Im scared of monkeys. @.@

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  2. How cute.The face of monkeys are different from Japanese monkeys.They look to be gentle.

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  3. Nice shots of the monkey! I do not dare take photos of monkeys because I have seen how one snatched the camera from a photographer before!

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  4. You got some wonderful pictures of the monkeys, although I the one enjoyed posing for you. Looking grumpy was probably an act to get you to take more pictures!

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  5. The monkeys there will snatch anything. Seen one snatch a cone ice cream from a kid. Lucky shot they remain still for you to snap pix heard of monkey mind? haha.

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  6. Very interesting contact with nature and with the watchful eye of another primate.

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  7. I love monkeys and they are so cute.

    Been away on vacation with limited access to internet and missed visiting my favorite blogs.

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  8. OK, I know monkeys run freely over there like squirrels here in the states, but I have to admit, monkeys are way scarier because they're so smart!!!

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  9. Fantastic photos. I reckon the Monkey that sat around and let you take photos of him/her has done that before i suspect and is a real poser which was good for you :-).

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  10. those are wonderful! and a bit intense and scary like you said.

    thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving a comment! i appreciate it!

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  11. Terrific captures and I agree with George! Love the one that seems to be posing just for you -- grumpy look and all! Fun post for the day! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  12. So cute monkeys :) Great post!
    have a nice week :)

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  13. Wonderful shots. They give lot of moments to photograph them.

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  14. The monkeys look intelligent and curious. Although they are still for the moment, it seems as if they can become agile very quickly. One wonders if they do realize they are being photographed or at least noticed and are trying to please with a pose. Sometimes it seems that way with pets or animals that are used to people.

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  15. it's great that they can roam freely here. i hope visitors are not giving them human food. i think he likes being photographed.:p

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  16. I like the guy in the second photo! I still have my memories of his relatives in India:)

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  17. Wonderful shots ! They probably thought the same of you, what is she doing there, lol !

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  18. Wonderful photos, I love monkeys. Your world is very nice. Saludos.

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  19. Yes, he is scary, but he looks curious and interested in you. Maybe he was posing for you. Delightful shots! I do love them very much.

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  20. PS, I love your header. It is so sacrene and beautiful. I'm always wondering what it is?

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  21. snowwhite,

    Thank you, glad you liked my header. The photo was taken in Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation, Malaysia. it is one of the main tourist attractions here in Cameron.

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  22. Oooo, amazing photos !!!
    Bravo!!!!
    I love so much the monkeys!
    Many greetings

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  23. OMG u are one brave photographer ha h aha!

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  24. No way will I venture this close esp to take pics oh my.... too afraid the monkey will pounce on me and scratch my face hehehehe! :)

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  25. Great monkey poses here, I guess they really didn't mind you snapping away! :)

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  26. Thank you for reply to my question. Now I know why I felt your header so familiar. Lovely tea field!!

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  27. I love monkeys! I always have and I just loved Singapore zoo with al the different types of monkeys.

    I love your photos - you got their facial expressions really well.

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  28. The monkeys are real monkeys and would scratched anyone when hungry!

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