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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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32 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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  18. I had no idea they were good swimmers. Great shots.

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  19. I would absolutely love to see these! I knew they could use tools ... they have good taste (I love oysters , but could use a monkey to open them ))).

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  20. I didn’t know that fact either...

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  21. How exotic is your post for me ... thanks for the shots and the informationen,
    Greetings from Germany
    Kirsi

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    1. It was very exotic for me too - and feels so long ago and distant now...

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  22. What an experience with the monkey, great scene as he gleefully feeds a crab. I would have been careful there too!
    Great and interesting photos!
    Greetings Elke

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  23. These are really great photos of monkeys!
    And the wonderful detailed photos are great
    Thank you for the link to "Nature Thursday"
    I was really happy about it.
    best regards

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  24. nice images for this monkey

    Best regards
    Bernhard

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  25. Monkeys have good taste in seafood. Yummy.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

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