Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Howler Monkeys

As many of you know that follow my photoblog I love to photograph small mammals. The Mantled Howler Monkeys of Costa Rica were no exception. In researching where we were staying I had found that there were many howlers to be found. The first morning I was up bright and early in search of them. About a mile from where we were staying I spotted a group of them crossing high above the road on what looked to be a cable tv line. Later I found out that this is actually nylon webbing put up at frequent road crossings to prevent them from being hit by cars. This turned out to be both a challenging and a great spot to photograph them. They were almost always either backlit or hidden in the trees eating mangoes. They used the telephone lines as a highway and later when we stayed at a hotel in Tamarindo I found that they used the roof tops as a means of travel as well. The mothers with babies were really cute. I must say that they were one of the high lights of our trip. God's love and blessings to all, chris All images created with a handheld Canon 7D and a Tamron 150-600mm lens. Exposures and settings varied. #TeamCanon,


  1. Hello good afternoon how are you?
    I loved your post
    I also love nature, animals and everything that surrounds this cycle.
    The photos was very beautiful
    Happy birthday
    Kisses, take care

    1. Thank you so very much for stopping by and commenting, jaque!