Photographer's Note

This photo was taken during our boat trip on Tortuguero canal. Usually, when we were lucky to spot a wild animal, we would take lots of photos hoping one or two would turn out to be fine. Well, as it happened here, none of them was perfect due to the distance, but all of them were interesting and looked as if this "little monkey" :-)) was giving us a show, just for our pleasure, as you will be able to see in the series of WS.

In fact, when I made some research, I found out he wasn't making his show, but just living his normal life.
GEOFFREY'S SPIDER MONKEY : Its arms are considerably larger than its legs, and it has a prehensible tail that can support its entire weight, and is used as an extra-limb.
It spends 75% of its feeding time eating ripe fruit.

Unfortunately, it's an endangered species due to the loss of habitat (forests), and capture for the pet trade or zoos. So we were happy to be able to visit Costa-Rican preserved forests where monkeys seemed to be plentiful.

We were also lucky to see capuchin monkeys which I didn't manage to photograph, and howler monkeys which I will show you in my next post.

6 WS for a diaporama.

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