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Title: The silent gaze
Location: Malawati Hill, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 20 December 2008, 11.54am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 800

An adult silver leaf monkey peeking at my camera lens. Look at the brownish eyeballs - you can see my reflection there :)
Title: Like mother, like daughter
Location: Malawati Hill, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 20 December 2008, 11.29am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 800

Interesting physical feature! Spiky hair, big brownish eyes, silver-black hair.

Title: Momma's big hug
Location: Malawati Hill, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 20 December 2008, 11.24am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 800

This is an older infant - it is developing the adult silver-black coating.

Title: This is yummilicious!
Location: Malawati Hill, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 20 December 2008, 11.44am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 800

This silver leaf monkey is using its canine teeth to bite the wafer.

Title: What are you looking at?
Location: Malawati Hill, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 20 December 2008, 11.44am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.3, ISO Equiv.: 800

I think this female monkey is suffering from cataract. Interestingly, the partial clouded vision is not a hindrance for this female to take care of her young baby.

Title: Can I have some?
Location: Malawati Hill, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 20 December 2008, 11.44am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 800

Junior and momma enjoying the wafer.

Title: Have a bite
Location: Malawati Hill, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 20 December 2008, 11.46am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/5.6, ISO Equiv.: 800

Momma is holding the tip the wafer, while junior is having a bite.
Well, this is the last part of my Malawati Hill collection. Actually, I have over 400++ pictures in this series. I carefully selected these pictures to be uploaded on my blog. It's not an easy task at all. There are so many other interesting photos.
PLEASE NOTE: I DO NOT feed any of these monkeys. I just waited for opportunity to snap these wonderful moment.
Monkeys eating ice cream wafer? That is INSANE!! Actually, there is an ice cream seller at Malawati Hill. The lad manning the ice cream stall is a teenager. But, how come these ice cream wafer end up eaten by these primates?

Well, I heard an Indian lady shouting "Ahhhhh!!!!" So, I turned my back and discovered a monkey snatched a plastic bag full of ice cream wafer. That monkey quickly run back to the hillside and distributed the wafers to others. That is how I got these monkeys in A.C.T.I.O.N :)

6 comments

  1. Wow! Beautiful photos of monkeys.Nice capture.

     
  2. shloke Says:
  3. Thanks!!!

     
  4. Roger Says:
  5. Excellent and thought-provoking. Looking at primates always elicits the question: Why did they miss out in the grand evolutionary scheme of things?

     
  6. shloke Says:
  7. @Roger,

    It was not easy nor difficult shots. The silver leaf monkeys were a bunch of 'good mannered' primates. Unlike those cynolmogus monkey in Batu Caves. Some of these silver leaf monkeys behaved like domesticated pets...lying on the floor looking innocent :)

    Cheers!
    mylo

     
  8. Roger Says:
  9. I enjoy the shots of the monkeys. Very evocative. At Fraser's Hill, a thieving monkey sneaked into our living room to steal our unattended rambutan! Then, another huge male monkey, balancing on electric cables,showed off his reproductive prowess much to the amusement of the homo sapiens below.

     
  10. shloke Says:
  11. @Roger,

    That's funny :) A thieving monkey and an exhibitionist primate.

    Normally, I avoid direct contact with cynomolgus monkey - typical fierce looking beruk. These monkeys are aggressive. I was nearly attacked by a big sized alpha male in Malaysia Agriculture Park.

    Silver leaf monkeys look fierce but tame and 'friendly'. You can even hold their hands and pat on their forehead. Just like orang-utan.

    Cheers!
    mylo

     
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