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|The long-tailed macaques of Bali (Macaca fascicularis) are known to most tourists who have ever travelled this magical island. Known, and often disliked.|
For some strange reason, almost all tourists go to the "monkey forest" at Sangeh. Unfortunately for those tourists, the monkeys at Sangeh are probably the most aggressive on the whole island (although those at Ulu Watu are almost as bad).
They are also the most attracted to sunglasses, pens, jewelry, hair combs and the like.
And they are the most likely to steal these items from the owner.
And the most likely to bite someone who hasn't any food for the monkey.
And this is all a great shame for these truly delightful monkeys and the tourists. But all is not lost . . .
To really appreciate the monkeys of Bali, insist your guide takes you to the monkey forest of Pandangtegal.
The monkeys at Padangtegal are considerably better behaved, and thanks to the efforts of UAB primatologist Bruce Wheatley, Ph.D., the Balinese who work in the forest with the monkeys are much more considerate of the dangers of indiscriminate feeding and innappropriate close contact between tourist and monkey.
More information on Bruce Wheatley and his work with the Balinese monkeys can be found
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Hi Sheldon. I like this shot, it has bags of mood and your composition is great. It is a shame the Macaque on the right is not facing the camera but his posture is still pleasing and conveys the message of family very well. Exposure, DOF, BG and sharpness are all very well done. TFS and welcome to TN :)
- [2005-06-02 17:55]
Hi Shaldon, nice image. Well exposed and nice details. The monkey on the right is a bit destroying the composition but still a good family shot. A crop of the mother and her child can be an interresting composition too.
- [2005-06-02 22:15]
Nice shot!!!Looks complete family shot,last one may be shy for camara!!!Very good DOF.
Amazing family photo, Sheldon. It is precious. The details are very sharp, the light is great. The monkey on the right does not add to the picture. I wonder if a bit of cropping would bring the focus more on the family scene. I tried a workshop. What do you think? It is a matter of personal opinion, I think. Great shot. TFS. : )
A nicely composed and well exposed shot, and an interesting note.