Saturday, April 23, 2011

Howler Monkeys from Costa Rica

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This Howler monkey decided to take a snooze in a large tree near our rental in Costa Rica.

Howler monkeys received their name because of the loud vocal calls they release. Usually they are loudest from dawn to dusk and as a group can be heard up to 3 miles away. They are also the biggest of the New World monkeys. When it comes time to “monkey around”, they use their prehensile tails for gripping and climbing.

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Once the Howler awoke, I was able to capture its expression with my new telephoto lens. 

My YouTube Howler Monkey Video


This is a Golden Trumpet flower.


This Canna Lily is grown as a roadside, garden ornamental, and cultivated species in Costa Rica.

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Weeping Bottlebrush


Common Tody Flycatcher

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This species of creature is my brother!

Elizabeth’s Traveling Tip: When traveling with a camera you need to protect it from moisture. You can do so by purchasing silica gel pack for your camera bag at Amazon

1 comment:

  1. The Howler monkey looks a little serious or else a little mad...great pictures now I'm going to watch the video...