At Everland Theme Park, there is a big zoo and inside are enclosures full of different types of monkeys. My friends fed the monkeys dried bananas to entice them to the edge of the enclosure.
While I was shooting, a baby came up and began climbing on the wire. I got a few shots when I was lucky enough to capture the other monkey looking on.
The baby was too small to eat the dried bananas, but tourists were feeding it anyway. So the other monkeys were sitting around, stealing banana from the baby.
I like this shot because the detail is good. There's quite a contrast between the baby, the wire fence and the other red faced monkey looking on ...
Seeing these animals in cages made me sad ... I hoped to convey that through the shot.
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osh (402) 2005-12-20 9:31
this is an amazing picture....the little monkey is amazingly sweet and looks almost like a teddy-bear. The other monkey looking up, makes the whole composition more complete.
Robpulp (917) 2005-12-20 16:12
I love this picture. Looks like a baby 'King Kong'. Nice shot!
fireflyz (2097) 2005-12-20 16:55
Lovely photo! I agree with you about the timing of the this shot. interesting look in their eyes.
Hope you have a happy and pleasant holiday!
Mingfang (1415) 2005-12-21 9:47
So cute these two mokeys here! you captured a good timing, David! I wish i were there to feed them some bananas.the baby monkey seems thinking of something. very vivid and hummanity.
flydragon (0) 2005-12-21 14:47
omg i love this pics ;o)
i love monkeys
this is so funny and the other one looking back
this is realy cute
sorry green later
entressangle (140) 2006-02-02 17:47
J'aime beaucoup ce cliché...
Je suis rarement attendri par des photos d'animaux, mais la, je suis touché... Je ne sais pas si c'est son regard,ses doights ???
Jeweller (4) 2006-02-15 16:01
Ahhhhh he's so sweet. Great shot.
triptych2003 (1534) 2006-03-25 17:56
the "bubba" monkey checking out his bitch provides a great insight to the korean zoological system. the pangs of desperation and loneliness in the small monkey's eyes do nothing to conceal the fear he holds for what is about to happen... and you got a photo of it!! imagine that.. ;)
ein22 (478) 2006-05-22 7:44
That's one hung monkey.
I know it's dirty but man. *shocked expression* Guess who's a stud in a few years?
It's a great photo though. Things this cute should not be caged. Nice face and capture.
If only it were ina stuffed teddt form. I would have one. :P
aidil98 (94) 2006-10-14 10:47
That little monkey is so adorable!
Good pic and good capture!
Thanks for sharing this photo!
ptibelo (3380) 2009-05-29 15:27
Absolument génial...quelle expression..
fmlavita (16) 2009-05-30 5:30
David, I really cant take my eyes off his eyes!!!! So cute and childish but also so much human glance in the same time!!!! I also admire the colour of his eyes which are in nice harmony with the cage s iron bars.... The adult s head in the corner, gives an interesting chance to compare his ~actual size~ !!!!!
choucas (234) 2009-09-12 5:36
Great picture. You captured well his eyes and the little fingers.
Very nice ! Well done !
PainDivine69 (175) 2010-02-01 1:30
a very nice photo. I like this tiny monkey. It´s eyes are great captured. The uplooking one makes completes the picture, interesting how he looks at his relative. Well done.
pal_claudia (458) 2010-02-05 10:12
Lovely, lovely :)
Those eyes are ... incredible:)
Clau form Romania
marine-coeur (768) 2010-02-20 14:23
A very cute baby,all the best,they shouldn't be behind the bars,they need to live in the nature, what a excellent frame and MESSAGE, well done DAVID SMEATON.
mlao (124) 2010-08-03 5:27
an amazing but sad picture
munsea (35) 2010-12-10 13:49
This is the cutest monkey I have ever seen.
vitalonga (45) 2010-12-12 5:57
He is very cute.. Lovely shot...
Thanks for sharing,
brech (189) 2010-12-28 20:05
You captured a beautiful moment with the expressions of the baby and the cautious or worried mother looking on her baby.
david_P (512) 2011-03-13 7:24
Such a cute baby monkey !
Curious_Eye (1312) 2011-08-12 1:40
You conveyed the sadness very well. This young monkey is clearly intrigued a lot by what's going on outside the cage. Beautifully captured, particularly with the older monkey's cautious look.
ManishaJain (292) 2014-06-30 23:14
I was going through the gallery of most watched photos and found this gem. Indeed this is the best pic i have seen today on TE. The innocence of baby monkey is soul touching and the curious mom at the bottom is bringing so much emotions in the pic. GREAT JOB!
- Copyright: David Smeaton (david) (3992)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-00-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Sony CD Mavica MVC CD200
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Your Favorites, Great animal photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-12-20 9:14
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