Wandering about Anuradhapura's Sacred City you'll find lots of ancient ruins - pools, prayer halls, refectories, temples, residences; ruins great and small, in varying states of decay. The only thing more abundant there than the ruins is monkeys.
Here's a pretty sentimental scene portraying a baby monkey and its mother cuddling up together.
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Noel_Byrne (24852) 2013-06-16 11:11
A beautiful maternal natural scene, and you have gotten such great clarity on the monkeys. The depth of field is perfect and you present them in such a wonderful place. Nicely done.
Romano46 (18466) 2013-06-16 11:26
era un po' di tempo che non notavo più tue fotografie tra le novità del giorno e ora ti trovo di ritorno con un bel quadretto familiarenel quale la tenerezza gioca la sua parte insieme alla simpatia dei soggetti rappresentati.
Una bella composizione che rende merito ad un ulteriore aspetto dello Sri Lanka che tanto bene hai saputo descrivere nelle tue foto più recenti.
Ciao e buona serata
rigoletto (34269) 2013-06-16 11:47
in case you named it "father and child" it would go well with today's meaning (though, i don't guess the father monkey would give such a heartfelt hug to his baby).
i love animals, they truly have feelings and behaviour comparable to humans.
dkmurphys (50032) 2013-06-16 12:30
Very fine wildlife capture. I like the charming moment, very well taken.
Have a nice evening.
Pietrow (304) 2013-06-16 12:41
Love is all around !
So nice .
adidas5nb (5413) 2013-06-16 19:24
awwwww... that is such a warm picture,with great clarity and expressions.love the focusing.really nicely seen.
Silvio1953 (123643) 2013-06-17 6:02
Ciao Marine, lovely family composition, great capture of fantastic couple in nice pose, fine details, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Oceania (4982) 2013-06-17 7:42
These mother and baby monkeys are so cute. The tails are extra long and like rope, very interesting. It must be a distinctive species to this Asian country.
Miguel82 (24285) 2013-06-17 8:29
A touching picture between a mother and a baby Marina, good framing, excellent sharpness and colors
It is a holy species of primate, hanuman monkey (Semnopithecus entellus)
Have a nice afternoon
bukitgolfb301 (36228) 2013-06-17 11:09
Hi dear Maria, how are you?
affection between mother and child is so heartwarming.
Sharp and clear image in the best framework as usual.
Nice bold cropping makes this this image more attractive. Mother's eye is full of affection.
All the best and many thanks! Takero
Janusz1974 (2824) 2013-06-17 12:29
Excellent shot and a lovely photo!
A great photo of baby and mother.
Really like the sharpness and the clarity.
fabbs99 (16489) 2013-06-17 23:00
Great scene of the mother and the child cuddled up.A nice and interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, beautiful light and color. Very well done, TFS.
Regards and best wishes,
ikeharel (58253) 2013-06-18 7:26
Good evening Marina,
The mother-monkey looks as giving extra shield to her baby-monkey, maybe startled when saw the camera.
Fine moment collected, they look human's - you know the diff. in human genes and the monkey's is judt a little over 2% to our favor...
Nicely taken while sitting on a rock, posing for you.
bona (12903) 2013-06-18 12:50
nice capture of this monkey family. A beautiful scene the mother protecting her son. This seems a cuirous think about the temples ruins, the presence of so many monkeys. Did you know why there are so many?
kordinator (18606) 2013-06-20 0:52
Nice love scene.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nicely demonstrated, a mother monkey with baby.
Waylim (25360) 2013-06-25 23:07
The mother monkey look very intimidating, as if trying to scare people away to protect her child. They have long tail. Very nice shot and they look wet from the rain.
claudeD (33258) 2013-07-13 9:16
Wonderful picture showing this amazing portrait picture. Very good composition, fine colors and excellent sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
gus72 (3719) 2013-10-19 22:05
Hi Marina !!
yes..... it is a nice capture of our biological relatives !!!!!
it is a nice scene......... I have never seen monkeys with such a long tail.
Crispy colours and sharp details.
Have a nice Sunday.
danos (87535) 2014-04-17 10:07
cute the scenery with the mother and her baby to are pose i think,a bit afraid in front of your lens.
I like the excellent light and colour management as the beauty od the scene.