Thursday, 12 August 2010

White-Faced Capuchin Monkey


Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

9 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

Monkeys are always such characters. It looks very jungly.

Francisca said...

Best pals forever... What a warm photo, JM. And interesting looking monkeys with those yellow "cloaks".

Jacob said...

Darling up there in the trees. Perhaps not so darling up close. Aren't there "capuchin" clergy in the Roman church? Maybe they're related to these guys? ;-)

EG Wow said...

Don't they look cute seated so close together?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Jacob has deduced the origin of the name of these monkeys. Early settlers to the New World first encountered these monkeys and thought their appearance resembled the robes worn by Capuchin monks.

I believe that Capuchin monks are also the source of the name for Cappucino.

As you know from my many posts about them, I love encounters with white-faced Capuchin monkeys, as I have not yet experienced them stealing stuff like you have.

Serline said...

Hope these BFF's stick together through thick and through thin...

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

They opened a Monkeyland here by us about a year ago and I went and took some pics which I have not yet posted. There were some of these there too. Very cute. :)

eden said...

They are so cute as if they posed for your camera. Great shot.

'Tsuki said...

Frères siamois
A jamais liés
Par l'oeil d'un photographe
Bien avisé.