Sunday, January 20, 2013

Monkeys of Rajasthan

The Indian province of Rajasthan is in northern India and borders Pakistan.  The province is quite large and travel is slow; many roads are rough and quite congested with traffic.  One thing that amazed me on my first day here and still holds my attention is the population of monkeys.  Practically anywhere you go, there are monkeys.  Swinging from the tops of buildings, stealing fruit from vendors in markets, in the palaces and forts, and of course, in the jungle.  During my travels here, I have captured some photos of monkeys in various places.  These creatures are curious but not aggressive.  They approach people only to snatch a piece of food, but otherwise seem to keep to themselves.  Monkeys are so common here that they largely go unseen, like seagulls do at home.

In this blog post, I'll share a few photos of the playful, adventurous and loving monkeys of Rajasthan.  Be sure to click on the image for a larger view.

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