Monkey business 2

By ColleenA
Good day.....
Thank you for your votes and comments on yesterdays monkey upload...totally agree with the comments as to the Thai people chaining the monkeys, not nice to see...but I can say they are well cared for.
Thank you to Dave (mister), Dave (Ugly), Kathryn (Kathrynlouise) and Mary (Maryfaith) for their UA's, all much appreciated
More of the monkeys today, this time showing them at work picking coconuts...
V1 scaling the tree
V2...choosing a coconut
V3...Loosening the coconut
V4...tossing the coconut down
Have a great day

Tags: Thailand Monkeys Pets and captive animals Ko samui Coconut plantations

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NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2015 10:06AM
A well observed and captured image Colleen.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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3 Feb 2015 10:24AM
Nice cocoa nut collector, hope he didn't throw them down at you. Grin
3 Feb 2015 10:31AM
4 good shot Colleen ,

If you say they are well cared for, I still dont like to see them working, or chained up

ddolfelin 8 103 3 Wales
3 Feb 2015 10:34AM
I suppose the other option is to make a ladder!
Good shots, Colleen - shows the process exactly.
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2015 10:41AM
fraid I am with patty on this one...
but cant fault your photography
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
3 Feb 2015 10:48AM
I was hoping you would show them at work, Colleen. Nicely sequenced images.

3 Feb 2015 10:52AM
An excellent set of this little animal and perfect timing in the last image. -Very Good , Colleen ! GrinGrinGrinSmileSmile --- Jukka.
3 Feb 2015 11:08AM
A wonderful wildlife reportage, Colleen!!
liarsdance 6 633 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2015 11:11AM
Super sequence of images, Colleen Smile
HarrietH Plus
10 303 Portugal
3 Feb 2015 11:12AM
There are lots of animals that work with/for man, these animals should all be well cared for and as you say Colleen, these are, so that is nice to know. I suppose the alternative to these monkeys would be to send young agile children up the trees. Sad I know which alternative I prefer .
What do they get as a reward when they come down the tree? Great images.

Jenny-D 10 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2015 11:19AM
Outstanding photography Colleen, I read an article about these monkeys and I believe as you say, they are well cared for, just a shame chains are necessary.

3 Feb 2015 11:22AM
good documentary series Colleen

Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2015 11:35AM
Excellent capture of these guys at work Colleen. No worse than the Japanese using cormorants to do the fishing for them.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
3 Feb 2015 12:13PM
I think it is the fact that it is a chain that
makes it feel more ''cruel'' Colleen.
Perhaps if it was more like a dog lead it would seem not so cruel !!
Interesting set.
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 164 16 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2015 12:28PM
A great set of interesting images Colleen, thanks for shareing, just do not stand under the tree when the monkey is up thereSmile

4. beautiful images with stunning colours and textures lovely photography WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink
3 Feb 2015 1:14PM
He's certainly got a loverley bunch, Colleen!
An excellent set of images.

3 Feb 2015 1:22PM
Golly, this must have been very interesting to observe, Colleen! I bet you felt sorry for the monkeys though? I know I would have.

Best regards, Ewan Smile
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2015 1:27PM
Good to see the story via your images Colleen
...well done to you
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
3 Feb 2015 4:12PM
Lovely series Colleen.GrinGrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
3 Feb 2015 4:48PM
Lots of monkeying around here, Colleen! Grin Great set, and I especially like the in-flight coconut in V4 Wink
Trev Smile
ade123 7 285 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2015 4:51PM
Lovely images Colleen. It looks like hard work for the monkey.

ali63 8 790 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2015 5:09PM
Great images,

IsabelC 5 51 10 Denmark
3 Feb 2015 5:28PM
Very interesting and so well documented. As stand-alone I like V4 best - he looks very satisfied with himself "job well done..." Smile

Isabel Smile
JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2015 5:52PM
Lovely shots & so glad to hear they are well looked after.
3 Feb 2015 6:10PM
Well captured Colleen. looks like they do a cracking job and so good to hear they are well looked after GrinGrin

widtink 7 406 2 Scotland
3 Feb 2015 6:13PM
Interesting and well captured. a very emotive subject

3 Feb 2015 6:46PM
A great set of images which gives us all an insight into a fascinating world Colleen.

Mary Grin
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
3 Feb 2015 7:03PM
Could it be that the monkeys might become pests and need to be given some freedom and kept under control-- Lovely pictures!
richmowil Plus
11 412 2 England
3 Feb 2015 7:43PM
A very nice set of very well exposed images Colleen.
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2015 12:49AM
This is all new to me - haven't seen this practise before - chains do seem rather extreme.
Excellent images nonetheless - it is good to see how their brain works.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
MaryFaith 6 59 New Zealand
4 Feb 2015 2:03AM
Nice set Colleen. Cute monkey! I am very impressed with those marvelous palm trees - especially the pale trunks on V1. Hope your trip is going well Smile

fotobee Plus
6 4 3 South Africa
4 Feb 2015 5:31AM
Hi Colleen. A very good set indeed! However, I am still against these practices. Whether it is cage bars, a long rope, or whatever, I am against one intelligence using it`s ability to dominate another species, for it`s own profit, or other reason.
nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
4 Feb 2015 8:54AM
Man's exploiting of animals. A fine set, Colleen. All well taken.
Fascinating story in this series !
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2015 9:32PM
I hope they throw the coconuts to the head of those who make them work so hard...
Well documented and the timing of V4 is great.

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