Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sumatra Primate Fest

Warning: This post is for people who want to look at a LOT of primate pictures!  Those of you who know me are familiar with my primate obsession, which was beyond indulged on this visit to Sumatra.  The following pictures are of free-roaming, "wild", primates in the surroundings of the town of Bukit Lawang, in Gunung Leuser National Park.  Quite simply, this visit was a lifelong dream of mine come true :)

Thomas leaf monkeys.

One of the first orangutan sightings on our two-day trek through the national park.


One of the few males we saw; crept through the trees to pose for us!

Macaque family.

Love these macaques- so much personality!

The first mother-baby pair.  Amazing!

Saying "haha!  I got your pineapple!"

Here comes a mother-child pair.

Living life on the wild side, this macaque prepares to leap from the electrical cord to our bungalow's balcony, as part of the troop's twice-daily raid of the village for food and other appealing items.

This orangutan mother takes advantage of the bananas offered at the supplementary feeding platform on the edge of the national park.

Baby is rubbing his eyes, still waking up for the early morning feeding :)

What can I say?  Really.  Primate paradise.

1 comment:

  1. I love all of your pictures. I just imagine you smiling from ear to ear the entire time. I can't wait to hear more about it. Erica :))