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Sunday, 8 October 2017

Monkey see, monkey do



While in Thailand, on a beach on one of the many islands in Phang Nga Bay, I learnt that monkeys eat crabs and oysters, and are excellent swimmers. Apparently this is common knowledge. They use tools to crack open the oysters. This massive monkey was on the beach we visited, slurping away. Given the size and the ferocious teeth, I zoomed closer, and stayed a safe distance. I know how quick they are on land and didn't want to test the speed in water.








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21 comments:

  1. Great photos of this fella.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/10/beauty-on-wing.html

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  2. They are incredible creatures. I wish I could watch them all day.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  3. That is crazy - they are so big! I had no idea they ate crabs and oysters!

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  4. I learned a lot about monkeys. I had no idea they has such good taste in food.

    Hope you had a fabulous Silly Sunday. ☺

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  5. How clever are they using tools and I am glad you kept a safe distance those teeth look big! Great shots 📸 Thank you for linking up to #PointShoot 🌟

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  6. I love watching monkeys they are fascinating and funny This one would probably love all the best restaurants ;-)

    Have a primatetastic week & thanks for brushing by :-)

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  7. Their eyes are so human like, they amaze me.
    Great photos!!
    Stop by: OMHG Wednesday Party

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  8. Delightful photos, Lydia. It's so sad to see in your title "Where the wild things WERE". Unfortunately it's so true and we are seeling less and less pockets of wild places where nature can be observed in its pristine state.
    Thanks for joining the Travel Tuesday meme.

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    1. Except I'm the wild thing in that title...but yes, I get your point.

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  9. Very interesting. I know nothing about monkeys and have really not seen them in the wild. He is a big one!

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  10. A lovely collection of photos

    Thank you for linking up

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  11. I didn't know that fact! Great photos. I would have kept my distance, too!

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  12. How cool is that! Thanks for linking up at NanaHood!

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  13. Great wildlife photos, well done!
    #PointShoot

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  14. Super shots, and I could be there watching them all day long! #pointshoot xoxo

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  15. Great shots - that tail is amazing!

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  16. What a wonderful day! Great shots!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com.tr/2017/10/kassel.html?m=1

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  17. Lovely money shots, Lydia!
    Thank you for taking part in the "My Sunday Best" meme.

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