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Eye contact


This is an image of some kind of monkey at the San Diego Zoo. I love it when you get eye contact with an animal, I was going through some pics and I thought I had to post this one. I wonder if the he/she is caged for safety reasons or for fear of it escaping? I’m sure that there were some species of monkeys in the zoo that were free to roam their area and they didn’t seem to come towards the people so whats this guy’s story?! I’m hoping some monkey lover can help me identify it and solve this mystery 🙂 In the meantime, enjoy the weekend everyone.

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20 responses

  1. Beautiful shot!! 🙂

    March 30, 2012 at 2:02 am

  2. Very good!

    March 30, 2012 at 3:58 am

  3. Enjoy your weekend too!

    March 30, 2012 at 4:01 am

  4. It looks like he’s asking you to help him escape. You did a wonderful job of capturing him even through the fence.

    March 30, 2012 at 4:13 am

    • Those were my thoughts also! 🙂

      March 31, 2012 at 8:29 pm

  5. I see you! (Great pic!)

    March 30, 2012 at 6:11 am

  6. He doesn’t look very happy, does he? Enjoy your weekend too! 🙂

    March 30, 2012 at 8:18 am

  7. nice silly monkey

    March 30, 2012 at 11:43 am

  8. I don’t know if he wants to give you a kiss or rip your face off. Good sharp photo.

    March 30, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    • Thanks Mike… I don’t think he’s happy with the status quo! 🙂

      March 31, 2012 at 8:30 pm

  9. If you meet Baboons, be careful to take a shot of them 🙂

    March 31, 2012 at 12:12 pm

  10. Great job capturing him through the fence, you can barely see it…perfect DOF.

    March 31, 2012 at 1:46 pm

  11. Great shot!

    April 1, 2012 at 11:23 am

  12. Nice..

    April 5, 2012 at 12:17 am

  13. That’s a lessert spot-nosed monkey (Cercopithecus petaurista), also called a lesser spot-nosed guenon, lesser white-nosed guenon, or lesser white-nosed monkey. They are fun to watch, especially in the morning when they have been fed. I also have some x-rated pictures of them. lol

    April 6, 2012 at 4:04 pm

  14. I wish we could edit our comments on WordPress………
    Anyway, it’s not a lessert spot-nosed monkey. It’s a lesser spot-nosed monkey. Darn fingers.

    April 6, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    • Thanks for helping out Russell… really appreciate it.

      April 6, 2012 at 8:16 pm