Kathy and I were on a hike along the jungle and oceans edge in Drake’s Bay, Costa Rica. We were on our way back when we encountered a troop of White-faced Capuchins running about the canopy. I silently got out my camera and started shooting. I don’t think we said a word to each other for about 30 minutes, as we watched and walked back to our tree house. There were about 20 in the troop, playing, yelling and fighting with each other. Luckily I was able to get a few shots of this mother carrying her youngin’ amoungst the chaos. The troop really didn’t care if we existed or not. A few from time to time would glance quickly our way then go about their “monkey business” as usual. They stayed within 10 to 20 feet of the path as they careened all around us on our shared hike. It was really a beautiful encounter and these guys are a playful and fun bunch to shoot!
If you ever get down to Costa Rica I highly recommend the place we stayed, http://www.copadearbol.com/ Copa De Arbol. We stayed in the off season so it wasn’t crowded and it felt as if we had the jungle to our selves. This isn’t a great place for the “night life”, but if you love to get away from it all, go here.