Monkey business

By ColleenA
Good day...
Thank you for your continued support, internet is very slow on the ship so I am looking at images and giving awards but cannot vote or comment as usual.
Yesterday we toured Ko Samui an island of Thailand. (Ko means Island) The island is only 13 miles long and 9 miles across. Their main source of income after tourism is coconuts. The island is dotted with coconut plantations where local people work, but the main climbing and collecting is done by trained monkeys who scamper up and down the trees knocking down the coconuts. They are kept chained to a long rope to stop them escaping into the trees. They are mean looking when they show their teeth but are rather cute with their eyeliner and mohecan hairstyles.
Have a great day

Tags: Monkeys Pets and captive animals Ko samui

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terryxc 7 7 England
2 Feb 2015 2:37AM
Fantastic shot...


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Three great shots of these monkeys, Colleen. And, are you getting to eat any of that wonderful food in Thailand?

MaryFaith 6 59 New Zealand
2 Feb 2015 4:34AM
I am glad he is on the chain - looks a bit scary! Interesting text Colleen - 3 great images Smile
Bantu 6 7 1 India
2 Feb 2015 4:39AM
Colleen,great capture but sometime very dangerous too.

LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2015 4:42AM
Three nice shots from which V3, the profile shot, is my favourite,
chensuriashi Plus
14 320 18 England
2 Feb 2015 5:08AM
All nice shots that new Nikon is really good all folks who have them are posting superb photos,SmileSmile Pin Sharp and well defined. Chen.
mistere Plus
7 6 3 England
2 Feb 2015 7:16AM
3 Superb shots Colleen, excellent work.

liarsdance 6 633 2 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2015 7:20AM
These are super images - and that monkey is certainly very distinctive!
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2015 7:29AM
That chain is horrid
How can people do it.....
I despair when I see cruelty like this
Collect your own coconut I say
11 10 10 England
2 Feb 2015 8:27AM
Don't think I would trust him but the photography is excellent Colleen.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2015 8:39AM
Do you remember a Japanese TV series called ' Monkey '. This guy would be great as the baddie. Super captures of him Colleen, look forward to more from your tour.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
2 Feb 2015 8:50AM
Very interesting write-up.
Good series too.
I think he will learn to throw the coconuts with accuracy soon!
2 Feb 2015 8:58AM

Quote:That chain is horrid
How can people do it.....
I despair when I see cruelty like this
Collect your own coconut I say

Agree 100% with Barbara.
Your photography is stunning Colleen, the detail is just perfect but seeing them on a chain breaks my heart.

fotobee Plus
6 4 3 South Africa
2 Feb 2015 9:05AM
Hi Colleen. Although the photography is superb, I agree with Barbara and Kathryn above. Regards Martin
PhilT2 Plus
10 531 31 England
2 Feb 2015 10:30AM
Wonderful expressions caught here Colleen...........especially V1

It is unfortunate that some humans consider the exploitation of wild life acceptable. However, if they are otherwise well treated you have to ask if it is more or less cruel than zoos. I am a firm believer that zoos do good work, but can't help but feel that ultimately it is a futile venture. This animal looks in good condition and did it not serve a human purpose would it have been killed? Life is a very cruel business, both in animal and human welfare !!
rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
2 Feb 2015 10:59AM
Cruel practice Colleen, but given hope by your images.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
2 Feb 2015 11:14AM
Three wonderful captures, Colleen, but as said above, it's very sad to see them chained up like this Sad
Trev Smile
2 Feb 2015 11:16AM
What a horrible life to lead.
It is almost as if you captured the horror of a life on a chain. Animal slaves.
2 Feb 2015 11:25AM
stirred up a few reactions today Colleen chained maybe but they don't look as is ahny other illtreatment has been suffered

Drighlynne Plus
9 125 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2015 12:40PM
3 Brilliant images Colleen.
2 Feb 2015 1:56PM
I'm not a fan of monkeys Colleen, and the chain is heartbreaking.

You have taken good photos here but I feel sad to see them doing this job

2 Feb 2015 2:05PM
Colleen nice shots of a nasty looking critter, enjoy the boat ride ( don't drink the local water ha! ha! they always say that don't they!Smile
Jenny-D 10 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2015 2:45PM
Excellent photography here Colleen, but so sad to see these monkeys on chains.

2 Feb 2015 3:56PM
Your photography is stunning Colleen, the detail is just perfect but seeing them on a chain breaks my heart.

I would say the same.
NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2015 5:04PM

Quote:That chain is horrid
How can people do it.....
I despair when I see cruelty like this
Collect your own coconut I say

Quite disturbing...

Regards Nathan
2 Feb 2015 6:26PM
A mean looking monkey with stunning eye makeup.

ade123 7 285 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2015 6:29PM
Three brilliant images Colleen,That really is a mean looking beast of a monkey.Sad to see it chained up

netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
2 Feb 2015 7:23PM
Oh yes it's a shame to see them on a chain.
A brilliant setSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 164 16 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2015 7:44PM
A great set of images ColleenSmile

jaktis 16 84 Sweden
2 Feb 2015 8:24PM
Sad to see it chained

Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2015 8:50PM
Yes, rather lovely looking but terribly sad to see chained up
ali63 8 790 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2015 5:08PM
I love the eyeliner but HATE those chains , the poor things, great images though Colleen,

Ali Grin
Wonderful series; V1 is my fav.
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2015 9:30PM
So sad to see them chained... Such a fine creature...
Ayoob 9 Australia
6 Feb 2015 12:14AM
Great set and excellently captured.GrinGrinGrin

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