I wanna be like u…


Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey. ~~Malcolm de Chazal

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Dogs are my favorite pet. However, monkeys are my favorite animal.  There is something so whimsical, intelligent and just plain intimidating about them.  During a recent visit to Pashupati in Kathmandu, I could NOT stop taking photos of them.

Contrary to general belief, humans imitate apes more than the reverse. The sight of monkeys or apes induces an irresistible urge in people to jump up and down, exaggeratedly scratch themselves and holler in a way that must make the primates wonder how this otherwise so intelligent species has come to depend on such inferior means of communication. ~~Frans de Waal

So like humans and yet so different.

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.  ~~Stephen Hawking

I hope you enjoy these photos.

Other Animal’s in Blog though Cee’s Photo Challenge Animals

  1. Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Nature Animals | Edge of the Forest
  2. Living with my Ancestors
  3. Now at Home
  4. A Cat’s Artistic Endeavours
  5. Linsdoodles
  6. Conversations around the Tree
  7. Arl’s World
  8. Whimsical wildlife
  9. VMtranblog
  10. Duck in the tree
  11. SnowPartridge
  12. Leya
  13. Irina’s Poetry Corner
  14. Forlorn Furry Friends
  15. Nature Animals | ArtKorppi
  16. Animals | Compass Photography
  17. Animals | Across the Bored
  18. Alaskan Orca | Jaspa’s Journal
  19. Animals | Un paseo por Buenos Aires…
  20. Nature – birds | paintedwords
  21. Nature-Animals | WoollyMuses
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Animals on a Hash


Last photos on this particular hash.  In less than two hours we saw dogs, goats, chickens, water buffalo and a rooster we were all convinced thought he was a vulture.  I hope you enjoy.

Crazy animals.. love these

  1. A cat
  2. A dog/Threads and ties
  3. My dogablog
  4. Kitty love
  5. Horses
  6. Deer
  7. Little Snoopy
  8. Ducklings
  9. Eagle
  10. Birds
  11. Padapus
  12. Fish
  13. Horsey
  14. Catty
  15. Sheep
  16. Birds on water

Naughty Doggies on A Hash


In this week’s photo challenge, capture an image that tells a full story in a single frame.  Dogs will be dogs…

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What could have happened?  I’ll give you some hints.. just minutes before…

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No worries.. in the end it was sorted out and no goats were injured.

Other posts I liked..

  1. Close encounters of the animal kind
  2. Nature of living
  3. Journeyman
  4. Why? Matters
  5. Waiting
  6. Just a piece of Africa
  7. Several Stories
  8. Living loving and laughing
  9. Magic of Childhood
  10. Ohm Sweet Ohm
  11. Tvor Travels
  12. Middleton road
  13. A Snapshot of India
  14. Schelley Cassidy
  15. Roving Bess
  16. Detour as a shortcut

Birds of a feather.. well you know..


“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”
― Stephen KingRita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons

I had to participate in this week’s Travel Theme: Birds from Ailsa.  In my last post I mentioned loving taking random non-posed pictures.  Sometimes this goes very good for me and sometimes it results in me having to delete about 300 of my 500 random shots that didn’t produce anything.

HOWEVER, on the last hash I attended while walking through a field we startled a flock of birds and i clumsily grabbed my camera and shot off 7 photos and didn’t expect a thing.  (Refer to “On On” post if you do not know what a hash is).  Out of the 7 photos I took, the following photo came out pretty well.  Thank you point and shoot.

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A few other birds on this hike..

But really, the reason I love this theme is it reminds me so much of an old, old movie that horrified me as a child.  Enjoy.

Yeah horrible graphics but still frightening.  So to leave on a happier note..more birds.

Travel theme: Animals of Venezuela


Where’s My Backpack has a new photo challenge this week – Animals.  It’s the first time that her challenge is not just a single day.  It’s going to be a week-long challenge.  I’ll be traveling this week so I won’t be able to hit more than today.  Cheers to animal recognition.

Venezuelan Animals caught on the fly.

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If you’d like to join in, here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post about animals and title it Travel Theme: Animals
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes.

It doesn’t have to be about wildlife; you can write an ode to your neighbour’s moggy if you like! I can’t wait to see what you come up with.