What do you do when you see a ripe soursop in plain view? You just go and grab what your small hands can handle and eat as much as possible. That is what this Golden-handed Tamarin had in mind. He was in a small group enjoying from this fruit but when I saw them, he was the only one who was still holding onto this fruit. Like he didn't want to let go. All I did was grab my camera and shoot this whole ordeal.
Quite a surprise to see the White-faced Saki group again. Usually they leave the area the moment they see me. This group was busy eating Inga fruits and this male had won the lottery. He wasn't very happy at all to see me. And while I was photographing him, I "accidentally" shot a younger male too.
I saw a group of Brown Capuchin Monkeys passing by right in front of me. It isn't always easy to capture one of them while on the move between the bushes, leaves and vine tangles but you just keep on trying. This one looked right at me and I shot this little monkey. I do like the facial expression.
They may be common but still I take pictures of them.
Golden-handed Tamarins are small agile monkeys living in groups. When noticed they move quite fast before you even noticed them. So when you want to take a picture of them, you must always be prepared for the worse. When I noticed a group of Golden-handed Tamarins I was already too late. This one just gave me a quick glance before departing. So it looks like it was peeking through and I didn't manage to get a full body shot.
This is the female White-faced Saki, also known as Guianan saki or Golden-faced Saki. When looking at her you won't find any White-faced or Golden-faced on her, it is referred to the male. But like all wild animals in the jungle, they are unpredictable. You never know what to expect from them, just be prepared for anything. In this case, I wasn't really prepared as I accidentally cut out her tail.
I saw this Common Squirrel Monkey out in the open, compared to his companions who were more inside the dense vegetation of the Kabalebo forest. As usual they are always looking for something to eat along the way. By the look on this monkey's face, he wasn't quite happy with my presence .......
..... at first. But in the end he was also a bit curious. How the tables have turned.
Red Howler Monkeys are also known as social animals. I have always seen them either resting, eating or traveling as a group.
Here you see one of the members of such a group. It is a mother with her infant. Still a young lad as it was seen clinging onto its mother. The group was resting and the mother decided to find a quiet spot to be alone with her baby. Sometimes I see the mothers play with their baby. The only time she lets go of her little one is when she has to eat. The baby is hanging, most of the time, up side down nearby until she is done eating.
Even in the jungle mothers know how to take care of the little ones.
When you are in a rush, there is no time to stay and enjoy your meal.
This Common Squirrel Monkey just found a tasty snack for himself.
Sometimes Common Squirrel Monkeys can be very selective when choosing their food.
When there is free food in abundance, you just grab what you like to eat.
There are days that you just want to relax and do absolutely nothing.
A couple of days ago I spotted and photographed a small group of Brown Capuchin Monkeys. One question went through my mind after seeing these pictures: 'What were they staring at?'
Whenever there is movement to be spotted in the trees (or anywhere else), I always rush to see what kind of commotion there is to experience.
Looks can be deceiving, especially when looking at this picture. This is the White-faced Saki, one of the prettiest monkeys in Kabalebo (in my opinion)