Cynomolgus Monkey

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    This is my all time favourite photo I have ever taken.

    Unfortunately my harddrive crashed soon after forever erasing my only high resolution copy. :(

    Taken at the cave temple of Batu Caves, just outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Learn about the Cynomolgus Monkey:
    The Crab-eating Macaque (Macaca fascicularis) is a primarily arboreal macaque native to Southeast Asia. It is also called the Cynomolgus Monkey and the Long-tailed Macaque.

    Species:M. fascicularis

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    Learn more about the Batu Caves:
    Batu Caves is a limestone hill, which has a series of caves and cave temples, located in Gombak district, 13 km north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill. Batu Caves is also the name of the nearby village.

    The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Lord Muruga. It is the focal point of the annual Thaipusam festival in Malaysia and attracts over more than 1.5 million pilgrims, making it one of the largest gatherings in history.

    There are various undeveloped caves which contain a diverse range of cave fauna, including some unique species, such as Liphistiidae spiders and Eonycteris fruit bats. The site is also well known for its numerous macaque monkeys, which visitors feed — sometimes involuntarily.

    -Added to the Cream of the Crop pool as my personal favorite.


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    1. GILVANDRO GURGEL "Vera re te" 78 months ago | reply

      You're being asked to post their BEAUTIFUL
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      Welcome and add your BEAUTIFUL picture in the group:

    2. GILVANDRO GURGEL "Vera re te" 78 months ago | reply

      Thank you.
      I saw this WONDERFUL
      picture on group:
      Congratulations on
      BEAUTIFUL photo!

    3. dewollewei 78 months ago | reply

      I saw this WONDERFUL
      picture on group:
      Congratulations on
      BEAUTIFUL photo!

      Seen in the group"VISÕES DA NATUREZA → Micos e Macacos – Micos and Monkeys." (?)

    4. phil_sidenstricker 78 months ago | reply

      Vi esta MARAVILHOSA foto no grupo

      Parabéns pela LINDA fotografia!

    5. sgbaughn 78 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called LMN8R, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. mmcclair 77 months ago | reply

      Oh, I went to fave this and discovered I already had at some point in the past!

      Excellent shot

      Found in a search. (?)

    7. Stern Schnuppe 74 months ago | reply

      Amazing Portrait of this beautiful Monkey!
      Love it!

    8. aaipodpics 74 months ago | reply

      I'm inspired by this shot. It is a beautiful composition and an unforgettable expression in the face of the monkey, which shows these monkeys are intelligent creatures.

    9. Erik K Veland 74 months ago | reply

      Thank you aaipodpics. To have inspired someone else is the highest and most cherished achievement and compliment!

    10. G.♡ [deleted] 71 months ago | reply

      wow! no words, this is superb & very lovely.
      there is so much innocence & curiosity on the little guys face…truly wonderful! cheers.

    11. najjie 70 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Your 5 Favorite Photos, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. j-verne 69 months ago | reply

      A wonderful shot

    13. Sbetty! 65 months ago | reply

      oh!look at his expression.

    14. irishishka 54 months ago | reply

      Great shot! Love the look!

    15. Naomi | Warren 52 months ago | reply

      What an amazing monkey picture :) Well done.

    16. midniteboarder 49 months ago | reply

      Amazing Shot, you are invited to post your picture in:

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    17. Tismedb 24 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing this excellent image with Natural World.

      (For every one image you post, comment on two)
      We look forward to seeing more of your images in the future.

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