This cute fella waits patiently within metres from the visitors to Bako National Park, keeping his keen eyes on those who have food in their hands. I often wonder he ever mistaken my camera as food. One of his friend dashed to my camera bag just to get a chocolate wrapper. He will eat anything we eat, not just bananas. I suppose he is half human well acustomed to the presence of human.
It appears that these monkeys rule the park, making their presence almost everywhere around the quarters in the National Park. They were on the roof, verandah, walkway, prowling around and look for every opportunity to snatch some food from the visitors.
Bako National Park was established in 1957, it is the oldest national park in Sarawak, eastern Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. It covers an area of 27.27 square kilometres. Millions of years of erosion of the sandstone have created a coastline of steep cliffs, rocky headlands and stretches of white, sandy bays.
It is one of the smallest national parks in Sarawak, yet one of the most interesting, with its rainforest, abundant wildlife, jungle streams, waterfalls, interesting plant life, secluded beaches and trekking trails.
This was shot in the company of Santo(Skippy007) who was on his maiden visit to Malaysia.
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SteveH (6247) 2010-09-19 1:37
Hi Alfred, nice shot of this monkey. Focus is dead sharp where you need it - on his eyes and the short DOF really fixes attention on them. Good composition supports this choice, with his face well placed in the frame. Haven't heard from you for a while, so good to see you post. Cheers, Steve
Kielia (24073) 2010-09-19 3:38
a very nice document! First of all I enjoyed reading your interesting note and then I saw how smartly this creature is posing for you. Very beautiful colors and light and what an interesting impression on his face. Congratulation.
shevchenko (18892) 2010-09-19 22:16
Good frame to a monkey that have a beautiful posture while standing on a tilt trunk, should be a nice park for trekking, while the park is small we have enough time to walk around, informative note, thanks for sharing.
mozzy27 (2) 2010-10-06 18:46
Nice capture, looks like he's ready to pounce, superb sharpness in the face region, the eyes are amazing.
TFS cheers Peter
skippy007 (12510) 2011-03-04 2:17
Hello Alfred, Gee this cheeky little bugger looks familiar. The face is so sharp & clear, especially his eyes, nice little catch-light in them, nice one.