Saturday, February 26, 2011

Saturday Photo Hunt: Monkeys





On photo safari through East Africa's game parks, one is lifted from the ordinary and transported to a world of such stunning beauty that the senses can barely take it in. Miles of golden savannah, thorny acacia trees that dot the landscape, and sky that goes on forever instill such awe that speech becomes inadequate and unnecessary.



 And most amazing of all is that this brilliance is but background to the
majesty of the animal life that calls these grasslands home.







While I marvelled at the lions and elephants, and found myself enthralled by the gangly giraffe, I developed a special fondness for the cheeky Vervet Monkeys with their tiny black faces and soft brown eyes.

 Locals do not consider these little guys cute...they are bold, opportunistic and altogether too quick to leap into safari trucks and dining rooms to steal away what they can...
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  I never tired of watching their antics, and the futile efforts of the humans who tried to control them!
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You might like these other posts of my Africa trip:

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The photos above were taken at the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya
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I'm linking this post to Saturday Photo Hunt, graciously hosted by tnchick. Do stop by and check out other photos that spotlight black this week!
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I am also linking up to a great meme I just discovered called Camera Critters. I can see I'm going to love this one...
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http://camera-critters.blogspot.com/

17 comments:

rapunzel said...

Wonderful captures! The first one is my favorite.

Leovi said...

Very nice, my favorite is the first.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Such adorable critters. Now I'm off to your hot air balloon and african morning posts:) Just the getaway I need!

Kay L. Davies said...

That first photo is a classic, Lynette, although they're all delightful.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Breezy said...

They are so expressive!! Love the photo's!

Greyscale Territory said...

A fun collection of antics! Love the dreamy eyes in the first photo and the thoughtful pose in the last one!

srp said...

What sweet faces on all these little monkeys... it must have been a trip of a lifetime!

Mostly Black

ladyfi said...

What an adventure! And those monkey shots are amazing. Such adorable faces...

Phil said...

Hi Lynette and thanks for visiting my blog, I am returning the complement. I too visited Samburu and Naivasha and TreeTops, unfortunately before didital camera but I do have a drawer full of prints and memories.

Andy said...

A great trip for you ang great photos for me. Thank you.

Antonella said...

Great shots!! You must have had an incredible trip - I can only imagine what you saw! So glad I found you through Camera Critters. Hugs, antonella :-)

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shots of the monkeys. You had a wonderful trip. A safari is one of my dream trips.

Francisca said...

Oh dear... you've captured beautifully both the cuteness and the mischief of these little camera critters. I've experienced the mischievous side of the character of monkeys in Asia, so I am careful around them. Africa is a continent I haven't traveled as much as others, and I sure would like to.

Marie said...

Great photos! They look like they could cause a great deal of mischief!

I'm a new follower from the Camera Critter meme :-)

Marie
bonkersinbarnhart.com

eden said...

they are so cute. Great shots.

SKIZO said...

Beautiful
work
thank you for sharing

Jo said...

Wow Lynette, your photos of the monkeys are so clear.Were they taken in a sanctuary? Where the monkeys aren't afraid of humans. Here in the camp where I live in Kenya, they are naughty and mostly brazen but the mothers with babies are very very elusive. I could only photograph my subjects through the bathroom window gauze. I love your blog. Hope to find the followers tab and will read on. Bless you and thanks for visiting my blog. Jo