A photo from my archives: cheeky monkeys


Kruger National Park, South Africa, 2008.

Well, this isn’t actually just one photo. I simply couldn’t pick one out of the lot. Admittedly, the quality isn’t the best but I love the subjects!

So what’s the story behind this gallery?
Kruger Park. Picnic rest area. Lots of monkeys. Most of them were Vervet monkeys, but there were some baboons running around too.
I didn’t like the baboons, they were too aggressive. So I stopped and stared at a group of Vervet monkeys with babies for a long time. Until I finally decided to capture a few moments on my camera: some of the baby monkeys playing around the trees were really cute! Sweet images of motherhood got my attention too.

And then there was the cheeky one, the cheekiest of them all…the one that caused a moment of chaos in the picnic area. A pack of biscuits on a table was the cause of the mayhem. A pack of biscuits that had been left unattended for about 5 (yes, five!) seconds.
Cheeky monkey saw it, cheeky monkey wanted it.
And cheeky monkey ran as fast as possible, dragged the pack of biscuits away from the humans, and then started nibbling the content…
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Do we need any additional scientific evidence that Vervet monkeys love oaty biscuits with chocolate filling?!

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