Month: April 2010

Monkey Business

I took these in India recently. This monkey was one of many who were trooping around the Red Fort in Delhi. This monkey was in Agra Zoo. He and the other monkeys had access to a netted area, but he was pretty fed up. He is a macaque, and as you can see from the first photo, there are macaques roaming free, even in cities. Across the other side of the zoo there were langur monkeys in big netted cages. There were also langur monkeys running free above the netting, which made the contrast between the captive monkeys and the free ones more poignant. These are young macaques in the Red Fort in Delhi.

Long, Long Arms

We were out in the park after the rain, and we were talking about this tree as we passed it. It’s a weeping willow, in case you didn’t know, and they are quite popular in parks and gardens in England. I suddenly got this idea that the tree had long, long arms and it was holding them out, supporting them and holding up the weight of all those leaves.