Monkeys on Mt Batur

Posted by
Ziren (Singapore, Singapore) on 25 December 2013 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Atop Mt Batur, I nourished myself with the amazing scenery. It didn't take long for me to realize that I was not the only one. A family of monkeys had been present before my arrival at the top. I sensed fleetingly a connection to the animals which was at once mysteriously peculiar and intimately familiar. Perhaps it was the way they regarded the scenery.

This was taken shortly before the monkey who is yawning in the picture approached me in a manner which I interpreted as rather confrontational. Perhaps it was a sign that I had outstayed my presence. Understandably so, since I had intruded into their paradise, and worse, had been relentlessly pointing a mysterious black box at them for almost three minutes.

I am Ziren Wang, a student from Raffles Institution, Singapore. I picked up a camera in January 2009 in my school's photographic society, and I have never looked back. Years later, I have explored various different forms of photography, from event coverage, to fashion, to documentary, to photography using DIY lenses, and most recently, to film.

سيد حسن كاوشي from اروميه, Iran

چه ثبت جالبي شده

25 Dec 2013 7:02am

@سيد حسن كاوشي: شكرا لك!

Ferret from Central Florida, United States

Great shot with interesting narrative. Merry Christmas

25 Dec 2013 3:20pm

@Ferret: Thank you for your comment and well wishes! Hope you've had an enjoyable Christmas too!