Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Beach Monkey



Pangandaran is also the location of a small national park where a number of protected species of plants and animals live. Among them are Banteng Jawa (Javanese bull, boss Javanicus), kijang (barking deer), the endemic Javan Gibbons (hylobates moloch), the world's largest flower - the Rafflesia Arnoldii, and this common monkey (rhesus macaque) who often goes out of the forest to the nearby beach to greet beach-goers.

9 comments:

Dina said...

It's fun to see all these nice pictures from your trip.
A beach monkey! -- Sounds like a good life. :)

Catherine said...

First, what a great picture, Eki. Its subjet, the composition, with these 3 men in the distance who give depth, the reflection on the water, the light. All is perfect. You and your camera were at the right place at the right moment !

You said "bobo" (scratch in french baby talk) means sleep in indonesian baby talk, and in french baby talk, sleep is "dodo"! All over the word, babies speak quite the same.

T. Becque said...

The water is like glass! Your compositions are great.

billitone said...

The seashore (The world is oyster) is his oyster....

Photo Cache said...

sooo beautiful. i love the monkey and also the reflection.

have a great weekend.

Leif Hagen said...

What a great beach photo of that monkey strolling along in the wet sand!

Thomas C B Chua said...

R the monkeys like those at Ulu Watu, Bali? They are threatening. My wife's branded glasses was stnatched by one of them. LOL

Eki said...

Mr. Chua, they are of the same kind, but the ones in Pangandaran are not that violent.

I had my glasses snatched by the monkey at Uluwatu too once.

I think they acquired the behavior form the visiting humans.

jeannette said...

An incredible pic!!