Weekly image #5 – Monkey tourist

A monkey momentarily joins tourists marvelling at holes in the ceiling of the Batu Caves in Malaysia.

A bit over a year ago I visited the Batu Caves north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The caves, a holy place dedicated to the Hindu god Murugan, are also home to a small army of Long-tailed macaques which live on the scraps the crowds of tourists leave behind. This little fella had just acquired an ice-cream cone, but stopped for a moment to join the tourists who were looking up to the large holes in the caves’ ceiling.

Image taken with a Pentax K-r and DA 34 f/2.4 prime lens at f/2.4, 1/100th sec. and ISO 1600.

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