Spider Monkey in your Face

I hiked through the Batu Caves just outside of Kuala Lumpur and afterwards, I found myself surrounded by monkeys. They were a little more than “friendly”, and ventured into a word that is better described as “vicious”.

They were all over the place, at my feet, above me, jousting through nearby bars. All of these monkeys were utterly wild and in your face.

Spider Monkey in your Face

Alpha Male

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  • Kakaze

    I didn’t think you were supposed to show monkeys your teeth lest they think you’re challenging them for dominance?

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com tratcliff

    Yes – I was challenging him. Right after that shot, I bit him in the neck to let him know I wasn’t kidding.

  • Eric

    Ha ha thats funny!

  • http://www.photoblog.com/djthormented Lord Vader

    That was a cool shot with tha monkey!

    I can’t go up close and personal with ‘em. They really tend to have a fight with me everytime I get close and I wonder why.

    Maybe there’s a dark aura around me all the time.

    – Lord Vader
    – photoblog.com/djthormented
    – I need lense

  • Raman VikramAdith

    HAHA! Good old Batu Caves. I can’t believe you were bold enough to get so up close and personal. Well done.

  • http://www.terminaljunkie.com Thomas Chai

    I am surprise by the proximity. Usually they are kinda aggressive especially that close

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com tratcliff

    haha yes… good old Batu Caves… always good for photo ops! :)

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandmania Sonu

    Yep the monkeys there can be crazy at times..I found that out last time I was there.
    Great closeup shot!

  • http://www.apple.org.pl apple

    nice mokey – that one on the right ;)

  • http://www.stephaniereneephoto.com Stephanie

    These photos just made my day!

  • orange

    heha that funny

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