Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Simian Sightings

Tortuguero is the land of turtles and turtles - the giant green turtles - were the reason we had this leg of our tour here. We got to see the giant turtle ONCE, but the monkeys living in the trees around the lodge gave us company day and night. They even became our alarm clocks when they jump onto the roof making a whole lot of clatter at 5 am. Watching them swing from branches to branches is fascinating and memory card beware!

He was the first one we saw sleeping atop a bough on our arrival. We were just depositing our luggage in our room when all of a sudden there he was.
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In our entire time there we spotted a family of monkeys, here you see the baby being carried on the mom's back.
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He's probably used to humans shooting at him.
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I spent a lot of time looking up craning my neck and using up a lot of memory space. Hubby took this pic.
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He's letting it all hang out.
In the lodge we saw 2 kinds of monkeys, one more plentiful than the other.
He is very cooperative.
The little baby trying it on his own.


kayni said...

i love the last photo...shows a lot of determination from that baby.

Tito Eric said...

Sorry, but the tarsiers here in Bohol are way cuter! hehehe ...

Sardonyx said...

You're funny when you said " He's letting it all hang out" .....boso ka pati kami sinama mo hahaha

I like the last one too, so cute


Luna Miranda said...

"he's letting it all hang out" LOL
i love the 3rd photo--looks like he's posing for you with a smug expression.:p

JM said...

I still remember the first time I heard the howler monkeys, I thought a dinosaur was coming my way! :-) Fantastic shots.

upto6only said...

hahaha had to do a second look. at first i thought it's a fruit lol.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Ginnie said...

I could stare at monkeys like this for hours, Maria, so I totally understand how you could fill up a memory card!

sonia a. mascaro said...

I enjoyed all year long seeing your great blog!
Thanks for sharing amazing places and awesome photos with us.

Wishing you and your loved ones a Wonderful New Year full of peace, health and happiness!

dong ho said...

these, pandas and lemurs. i really want to see in the future.

it's fun seeing how in some moving ways they resemble humans.

don said...

A fascinating series. Thanks for taking us along.

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

I wonder if you heard howler monkeys - they're usually the ones making 'howling' noises early in the morning (like my experience in the Peruvian Amazon).

Happy New Year Maria!

bing said...

natawa naman ako dun - 'he's letting it all hang out' walang kamalay malay si monkey na nabosohan na sya ha ha

weren't they aggressive seeing people?

happy new year to you and to your family!

backpacking philippines said...

it's almost like seeing them in the wild...there's only one species of monkeys here in PH, the macaques usually called tsonggo, unggoy or matsing hehe happy new year

bwzone said...

nice shots..what a place.. great opportunity to take pics of these creatures! How you have a fruitful 2012 .. keep the pics coming :)

atticus said...

one of them looks familiar. i think i dated someone who looks like this for a few months. KIDDING!

i like the monkey who let it all hang out. brave one. :)

Heart of Rachel said...

Amazing shots! It must have been a great experience watching those monkeys frolic without a care in the world.