Singapore 2013: #02 Long-tailed Macaques

Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

Singapore’s Lower Pierce Reservoir is known for its roving bands of Long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis). They are often fed by visitors, which is a really bad idea because they can get pretty stroppy when they’re hungry — and these creatures can tear apart an entire coconut with their bare hands.

I took all these pictures out of a car window. The road is wet from a recent downpour — the monsoon season brings with it isolated heavy showers, several in one day. The humidity hovers between 80% and 90%.

Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

By a lovely coincidence we came upon a small family group including a mother and her baby. In this photo she is inviting the youngster to climb aboard.

Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

Long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)

White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)

I still had the camera out on the journey back, so when we stopped for a traffic signal I got a photo of this White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus).

Posts in this series:
Singapore 2013: #01 Flying out
Singapore 2013: #02 Long-tailed Macaques
Singapore 2013: #03 Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve, Part 1: Environment
Singapore 2013: #04 Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve, Part 2: Plantain Squirrel
Singapore 2013: #05 Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve, Part 3: Reptiles
Singapore 2013: #06 Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve, Part 4: Fish
Singapore 2013: #07 S.E.A. Aquarium, Sentosa, Part 1


Date: 09 February 2013
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens 1: Pentax smc DA 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 ED AL [IF]
Ambient light only.
Conditions: Bright with areas of forest cover
Hand-held only.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.

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