Angry Monkeys


Andaz Papagayo, Costa Rica

June 2, 20161.2 Monkeys-026-Edit135 mm: ISO 500: f/5.6: 1/180 sec.

A whole group of Capuchin, or White-Faced, monkeys came to feed in the trees around our balcony.  After twenty minutes or so, a couple of them came down into the tree hanging right over our plunge pool.  I walked the edge of the pool to get as close as I could with my 135 mm lens.  They didn’t take too kindly to my presence as you can see from the image.  Before long, they began conspiring against me as one would disappear while I was looking through my viewfinder shooting the larger one.  I almost fell over into the pool when the smaller monkey jumped into the branch right over my head.  I hurried back to the balcony and stood my ground about ten feet from the snarling monkey.  I took this image only after venturing back out on the pool side when the monkeys eventually started backtracking into the trees.

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